Thank you for visiting my page! Our family's goal with this fundraiser is to raise awareness of Huntington's Disease, a devastating disease that most know little about. Awareness leads to funds and funds lead to advances in research, which will hopefully lead to stopping the cycle of Huntington's for good.
Huntington’s disease is a fatal, genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities during their prime working years. Currently, there is no cure. It's described as having ALS, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's all at once. All three of these diseases are well-known and research is often funded through donations, yet HD, a combination of all three, is something many are still in the dark about, and our goal is to shine the light of awareness.
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.
Your donation benefits the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, the non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s. From advocacy and research to community services and education, HDSA is providing help for today and hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their families.
Ways you can help:
1. Register to walk with us!
2. Consider making a donation to my personal fundraising page by clicking the ‘Donate’ button at the top of this page
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4. Learn more about Huntington's Disease and the Huntington’s Disease Society of America by visiting hdsa.org