We walk for the Giordana Family- past and present, who have suffered from Huntington's Disease. This is TEAM GIO's 9th year participating in the HD Walk for Hope and we hope to be at many more walks in the years to come!!! Thank you to family & friends who have walked with us in the past and we look forward to seeing you again this year! TEAM GIO has consistently been the largest team. We have also been one of the largest fundraisers the past 9 years!! Way to go team Gio!
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Where: RIVERSIDE PARK in Neenah (same as past years).
When: SUNDAY, AUGUST 12th from 10-12pm. (registration starts at 9am. Please be there by 9:45am for a team picture)
Walk, lunch, awesome raffle baskets..and..the "wheelbarrow of fun!"
We are walking to help raise awareness about Huntington's Disease, as well as to raise money to work towards treatments & hopefully a CURE! In 2008 we found out that Huntington's Disease is in our family. We are walking for the Giordana Family (past and present) who have Huntington's Disease and for those at risk for this terrible disease!
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.
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 and has no cure.
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.
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.
Thank you for your support!