Thank you for visiting our Team fundraising page! With your help, we can help 'KNOCK OUT" a disease that has affected our family.
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) is excited to announce the Seattle Team Hope Walk to be held Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Magnuson Park. Team Hope Walk events represent the largest local opportunity for members of the HD community to come together with friends, family members, neighbors and the community at large to raise necessary awareness and funds to support HDSA.
Huntington’s disease (HD) 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 and has no cure.
Every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of carrying the faulty gene that causes HD. Today, there are 30,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. Many describe the symptoms of HD as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously.
Please walk with me by joining my team and help make a difference! If you cannot walk with us, please consider making a donation to our team fundraising page by clicking the ‘Donate’ button at the top of this page.