Abigail needs a cure for her dad and for many other family members as well!

Hello HD Warriors!
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support our fundraising efforts.  Just click the "SUPPORT ME" button above!  (If feel more comfortable writing a check, make payable to the Huntington's Disease Society of America-WI Chapter and mail to me at 9027 N Klug Rd, MIlton, WI 53563)  THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Thank you for taking the time to consider joining us in the fight against HD!

The Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA)-WI Chapter's mission is:
*To promote and support research directed at discovering a treatment and  ultimately a cure for Huntington's Disease (HD).
*To help individuals affected by Huntington's Disease and their families through support and services .
*To educate both the public and health care professionals about Huntington's Disease .

HDSA-WI Chapter is a chapter of the Huntington's Disease Society of America, a national, not-for-profit voluntary health agency.

The Team Hope Walk/Run is HDSA's largest fundraising event.  Team Hope takes place in more than 100 cities across the country.  Team Hope has raised over $14 million since it's creation in 2007.  We have a walk in our area August 19, 2018, at Mckee Farms Park in Fitchburg.

Our story:

Huntington's disease (HD) is a progressive, degenerative disease that causes certain nerve cells in the brain to waste away and die.  As a result, people affected with HD will experience uncontrolled movements, emotional disturbances and mental deterioration, which there is, at present, no effective treatment or cure.  HD slowly diminishes the affected individual's ability to walk, talk and reason.  Eventually, the person with HD becomes totally dependent upon others for his or her care.

HD is an inherited disease.  Signs and symptoms usually develop in middle age.  HD usually develops slowly, and the severity of signs and symptoms is related to the degree of nerve cell loss.  Death occurs about 10 to 20 years after signs and symptoms first appear.
My sister-in-law, Catrina, and myself on 27 News, March 6, 2011: http://www.wkow.com/Global/story.asp?S=14196465 to talk about HD and the walk! Check it out! :-)

We will be walking for a cure for our family and for the thousands of other families affected by this devastating disease.  Abigail needs that cure for her dad!  There is some promising research going on as I type this.  It really gives Hope.

My husband and I, along with our wonderful family and friends, are taking an active step towards creating awareness and raising research funds to help find a cure for HD.  We are proud to be participating in Team Hope for the tenth year. Team Hope is a national walk fundraising event hosted by the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA)-WI Chapter.  There is a walk in our area August 19, 2018, at Mckee Farns Park in Ftichburg.  Registration begins at 9am and the walk starts at 10am.  Last year, thanks to our wonderful family and friends, our team raised over $1,200; this year our goal is over $1,000 again. We can do it!

You can support this fight by making a tax-deductible donation to HDSA-WI Chapter and/or by joining us in the fun at the walk. 

Please help us move a step closer to a cure.
Hope through research. Help for today, Hope for tomorrow.
Please forward this on to anyone who would like to join us in this fight against HD!

 Team Hope Walk/Run: August  19, 2018---JOIN OUR TEAM!

To join the Williams Family & Friends Team, click on the "Williams Family & Friends Team"  hyperlink above the "Support Me' button, then click "JOIN OUR TEAM."

Registration at 9:00 AM, Walk at 10:00 AM 

Mckee Farms Park
2930 Chapel Valley Rd
Fitchburg, WI  53711


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