Thank you for visiting our Team fundraising page! With your help, we can help HDSA achieve their mission to improve the lives of everyone with Huntington’s disease and their loved ones.
There are many important causes needing support and we appreciate you taking a moment to learn why we are raising money and awareness for Huntington's disease.
Nate entered our lives when he was four years old with an unforgettable grin. He grew into a loveable, easy going, kind, always smiling and laughing son, little brother, uncle and cousin. Anyone that has been priviledged enough to meet Nate knows what a sweet-hearted person he is, the greatest little brother and an amazing uncle!
About 8 years ago we learned through genetic testing that Nathan has Huntington's Disease.
That may not mean anything to you because many people have never heard of the disease; it's important for people to understand the devastating impact it has on individuals and families.
HD is a neuro-degenerative disorder that affects mood, muscles and memory; it is like having MS, Alzhiemers, Parkinsons and ALS all in one.
This disease is devastating, debilitating, and eventually causes death. Since it is genetic, most families have to face the fact that several of their relatives will battle HD, our family does not have to because Nate was adopted.
We are all healthy and can fully love and support him as he battles through the coming years, we are sure he will do so with the same smile and sweet attitude that he has now.
It's important for our family to help support the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) because it is the first place we found helpful resources an support for this disease.
We want other individuals and families facing HD to have the same information, support and tools available to them. Please consider getting involved in this event to show your support for Nate and bring awareness to HD.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to get involved in some way!
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!