Thank you for visiting our Team Fundraising page! If you are reading this page chances are good that you also know Brian Fitzpatrick. Fitz has been a major part of our lives and a best friend since childhood. Unfortunately in recent years, Fitz has been diagnosed and starting to show signs and symptoms of Huntington’s Disease (HD.)
Huntington’s disease is a 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 and has no cure.
We have decided to participate in the Huntington’s Disease Society of America Team Hope Walks on Sunday, September 10, 2017 in Belmont Lake State Park in an effort to help raise awareness, show support for our brother, and most importantly, raise some funds to help HDSA achieve their mission to improve the lives of everyone with Huntington’s disease and their loved ones.
Please register to walk with us and help make a difference! If you cannot walk with us, please consider making a donation to our team fundraising page by clicking the ‘Support Us’ button at the top of this page.
Thank you for your support,
Friends of Fitz
Details for the walk are as follows:
When: Sunday, September 10, 2017
Where: Belmont Lake State Park, West Babylon, NY
Check-in time: 9:00-10:00
Walk starts: 10:00
***Please read on to educate yourself about this disease and know how much your donation will help out!
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 family.
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
• 41 Centers of Excellence
• 65 Social Workers
• 160 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.