Team Stecyk & Friends

Illinois Chapter Team Hope Walk

A BIG THANK YOU for the generosity of all those who helped our Team Stecyk & Friends achieve our goal last year for the Huntington’s Disease (HD) Team Hope - Walk for a Cure!

Having lost our father and both brothers to the ravages of HD we don’t want any more families to go through the experience of losing a loved one to this horrible disease. Thousands are still suffering and untold thousands are at risk, so we're continuing our campaign to raise funds in support of research to find a cure and to help families living with HD; HELP US BEAT THIS! 

This year we are commemorating our dad Michael Stecyk and our brothers Don and Pete. Each waged a valiant fight against HD over many years without complaint or self-pity; they are our heroes!

You are invited to come walk with us on Sunday, May 19th at Naperville's Riverwalk Pavilion and help make a difference by raising desparately needed funds for research, family support and bringing more visibility to HD! If you cannot walk with us, please consider making a donation to our team fundraising page by clicking the "Support Us" button at the top of this page. 

Examples of where your donation goes to help those afflicted and their families....

  • $1 Sends a "Fast Facts" Information Packet to a newly diagnosed HD patient. 
  • $5 Provides a Law Enforcement Tool Kit to educate Law Enforcement Officials or First Responders about how to recognize HD and how to resolve potentially dangerous situations. 
  • $50 Funds one monthly volunteer-led HD Caregiver support group.
  • $100 Supports a Social Worker-led HD Patient support group for one month. 
  • $250 Allows an HD family of four to attend a local Education Conference. 
  • $500 Pays a licensed Social Worker to cover a local HD Phone Helpline for one month. 

Please join us in praying for a cure!

Thank you!  

Team Stecyk & Friends

P.S. We were humbled last year as the HDSA-IL Chapter recognized our family for the years of helping to support the cause of finding a cure and helping families. At the center of the picture, Aiden is holding the commemorative plaque.

To learn more about Huntington’s disease and the work of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, visit 
or call 1-800-345-HDSA.