Power of the Plaid was created in 2014 in honor of Tim Schroeder, who is currently living with Huntington's disease. He's an awesome guy and loved by all who know him! We have walked as a team every year since! We are past recipients of the largest team award and in our first year had the top fundraiser!
PoP 2014 (Sort of)
Years ago Tim Schroeder found a ridiculous red plaid suit in a thrift shop. And Tim, being Tim, thought it was awesome and bought it! He started wearing the suit out on New Year's Eve, when he was in Vegas, and wore it during a very memorable trip at the millennium to New Orleans! Every time he went out in the suit, something amazing would happen. People would flock to him, everyone knew him, everyone wanted to be a round him, and there was always a great time to be had! It was like the plaid had this power to bring about happiness and good times. When people would ask how it was that something amazing came to happen, he would say "It's the power of the plaid." So, when it came time to think about what would represent Tim and represent hope for HD, the team name was obvious "Power of the Plaid." We are harnessing that power and putting it towards finding a cure, or at least an effective treatment, to help my brother! Anyone can have the power of the plaid. And the more power we have, the better the chance we'll make something great happen together! All you have to do is sign up and join us.
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.
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!