Thank you for visiting the Team Reed fundraising page! September 15th is our 45th wedding anniversary. We will be spending part of it at Tewksbury Hospital, participating in the Team HOPE walk to raise funds for the Huntington's Disease Society of America. I know it's not a typical anniversary celebration but we are facing his battle with HD together so it is fitting. When Dave was diagnosed with HD, we were flabbergasted. Neither of his parents were diagnosed nor exhibited any symptoms, his siblings are symptom free and as far as we know, no other relatives have been diagnosed. Dave likes to say he would have preferred to win the lottery!
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 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.
Across the United States, HDSA currently supports:
•54 volunteer led Chapters & Affiliates
•43 Centers of Excellence
•170+ 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.
With your help, we can help HDSA achieve their mission to improve the lives of everyone with Huntington’s disease and their loved ones.
Please register and help make a difference! If you cannot participate, please consider making a donation to the Team Reed fundraising page by clicking the ‘Donate’ button at the top of this page.
Thank you for your support!