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I recently lost a close friend and loved one, Rosilyn Switzer, whom I had known since 1960, from this disease. While normally I have completed the Team Hope Walk in Seattle in honor of her deceased brother, Richard Thiessen, I am doing this walk in honor of Rosilyn, the sister of my partner. She was a quiet, gentle woman, mother of three sons, married to her husband whom she had met at Conrad Grebel college at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
With your help, we can help HDSA achieve their mission to improve the lives of everyone with Huntington’s disease and their loved ones.
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the premier not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today, hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their families..
HD is known as the quintessential family disease because every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of carrying the faulty gene. Today, there are 30,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease.
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by HD. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today and hope for tomorrow for people with HD and their families.
Across the United States, HDSA currently supports: •54 volunteer led Chapters & Affiliates •43 Centers of Excellence •70+Social Workers •170+ Support Groups
To learn more about Huntington’s disease and the work of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, visit www.hdsa.org or call 1-800-345-HDSA.
Please make a donation in honor of Rosilyn and support me in this walk.