Huntington’s Disease Society of America Announces
Team Hope Walk in Chattanooga, TN
Chattanooga, TN, October 2, 2016 – The HDSA-Tennessee Affiliate Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) announced today that volunteers are raising awareness of this devastating genetic neurological disease through their community Team Hope Walk!
Please join HDSA-Tennessee Affiliate Chapter at the Team Hope Walk in Chattanooga being held on October 1, 2016 at The Hubert Frye Center on the Tennessee Riverwalk.. All proceeds support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of people affected by HD and their families. Registration begins at 8:00am and the walk kick-off begins at 9:00am. The Tennessee Affiliate Chapter for HDSA is asking for support from the community to become a sponsor, form a team, walk as an individual, donate products or volunteer to coordinate the event activities.
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. Many describe the symptoms of HD as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously.
The Team Hope Walk is HDSA’s largest national grassroots fundraising event, which takes place in over 100 cities across the U.S and has raised nearly $8 million for HD since its inception in 2007. Thousands of families, friends, co-workers, neighbors and communities walk together each year to support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of people affected by HD and their families. To volunteer or support the Team Hope Walk, please contact Michelle Bates at 423-488-7797 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About the Huntington’s Disease Society of America
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the premier nonprofit 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 families.
HDSA was founded in 1968 by Marjorie Guthrie, the wife of legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie. Woody died from HD complications in 1967 when he was only 55 years old, but the Guthrie family legacy lives on at HDSA to this day.