Many local residents and members of the Baltimore Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America will be convening September 2010 to take part in the Annual Team Hope Walk for HD. If you have a love for the outdoors and/or want to make a difference in the lives of the many people suffering from this devastating disease, please join us.
Participants will walk for a designated distance, collecting pledges for each mile completed.
The money raised by this event will go to find a cure for Huntington’s Disease and to provide services for HD patients and their families in our area.
Research funded by HDSA is of benefit everyone, not just those affected by this disease. The knowledge gained, and the techniques developed by our scientists is being utilized by their colleagues working on solutions for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and every other disease that has a genetic component – and current thinking is that almost every major disease has one.
Huntington’s Disease: a devastating, hereditary, degenerative brain disorder for which there is, at present, no effective treatment or cure. HD slowly diminishes the affected individual’s ability to walk, think, talk and reason. Eventually, the person with HD becomes totally dependent upon others for his or her care. Huntington’s Disease profoundly affects the lives of entire families – emotionally, socially and economically. HD typically begins in mid-life, between the ages of 30 and 50, though onset may occur as early as the age of two. HD affects as many people as Hemophilia, Cystic Fibrosis or muscular dystrophy.
HDSA is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting Huntington’s Disease. HDSA provides vital support and a service to improve the lives of those affected by HD, offers resources for HD families and supports research to find a cure for HD.
Sign up as a participant, sponsor a participant, or join us as a volunteer or spectator. Email Shawn for more information. Your participation in any way is greatly needed and appreciated.
For more information on Huntington’s Disease and HDSA please visit us online or call 1-800-345-HDSA.