Welcome back to everyone who has walked with us before and welcome to anyone new to the HD walk!
As you may or may not know Huntington’s Disease runs in the LaBarrie family and has affected family members in many different ways.
We are extremely excited for this years walk because all funds raised are going towards paying for a social worker to help aid families affected by HD in the San Diego area. This is a super important contact and support person that is really needed in this HD community.
Please be aware that the walk location has changed this year! We hope each year we can continue to grow our team and continue to raise important funds for research and support.
No donation is too small and any way you can support or spread awareness of this disease and the effects it has on all is so very appreciated.
We hope to see you all on October 6th!
-Emily and JP
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.
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!