This is TEAM GIO's 3rd year participating in the HD Walk for Hope and we hope to be at many more walks in the years to come!!! Thank you to family & friends who have walked/ran with us in the past and we look forward to seeing you again this year! TEAM GIO has had the largest team for 2 years in a row!! We have also been one of the largest fundraisers the past 2 years!! Way to go team!
We are walking to help raise awareness about Huntington's Disease, as well as to raise money to work towards treatments & hopefully a CURE! In 2008 we found out that Huntington's Disease is in our family. We are walking for the Giordana Family (past and present) who have Huntington's Disease and for those at risk for this terrible disease!
Huntington's disease (HD) is a progressive, degenerative disease that causes certain nerve cells in the brain to waste away and die. As a result, people affected with HD will experience uncontrolled movements, emotional disturbances and mental deterioration, which there is, at present, no effective treatment or cure. HD slowly diminishes the affected individual's ability to walk, talk and reason. Eventually, the person with HD becomes totally dependent upon others for his or her care.
HD is an inherited disease. Signs and symptoms usually develop in middle age. HD usually develops slowly, and the severity of signs and symptoms is related to the degree of nerve cell loss. Death occurs about 10 to 20 years after signs and symptoms first appear.
The Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA)-WI Chapter's mission is:
*To promote and support research directed at discovering a treatment and ultimately a cure for Huntington's Disease (HD).
*To help individuals affected by Huntington's Disease and their families through support and services .
*To educate both the public and health care professionals about Huntington's Disease .
Register today at: http://www.firstgiving.com/hdsa-wisc/thwfoxvalley (click on the green Register button; put in the # of walkers & your t-shirt sizes; and make sure to join TEAM GIO when you register)
Come walk with us:
WHEN: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th
WHERE: Riverside Park (same place as the last few years)~ check in starts at 9am; walk at 10am; lunch to follow
Thank you for visiting our Personal Fundraising Page. Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a contribution to our fundraising efforts. Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!
You can DONATE online or via check (made out to: HDSA- WI Chapter) and send to:
Gina Giordana Krueger~ 420 Van St~ Kaukauna, WI 54130