Thank you for visiting the Team Adriane's fundraising page! Huntington's Disease has been woven throughout the fabric of the Burdette family for several generations. Recently Adriane participated in a pre-screening for a clinical trial involving antisense therapy, whose early research was funded by Huntington's Disease Society of America. She participates in Support Groups, Education Days, uses the medical facilities at the Duke Center of Excellence and other events funded by Huntington's Disease Society of America/HDSA.
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 usually during their prime working years and has no cure. Every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of inheriting the faulty gene that causes the disease. Today, there are approximately 40,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. The symptoms of Huntington’s disease are described as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously.
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 Huntington's Disease 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 Adriane by joining her 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!