HELP US RAISE FUNDS to find a cure or slow down the progression of this devastating disease called Huntington's Disease (HD). WE WANT A CURE!! Donate below to show your support. This disease, HD has really become my life. I went and got gene tested 15 years ago. The results of my test confirmed that I did carry the mutant gene for HD. I would one day start to show symptoms of HD. That was the year my mom passed away from HD. I decided at that point, I would fight HD head on and find a way to slow this disease down or stop it forever. I aslo have one sister with HD and an another sister and brother at risk for HD.
HD does not just affect one person in a family; each offspring has a 50/50 percent chance of inheriting this mutant gene and eventually start showing signs of HD. In HD, the nerve cells in part of the brain start dying, and causing the persons life to be cut short. HD is a progressive degeneration of physical, cognitive and emotional abilities that ends up with an individual unable to walk, talk or think. Most families have multiple individuals that are facing HD. HD profoundly affects the lives of entire families -- emotionally, socially and economically. . If you don't have it then you will become a caregiver. Care giving is not an easy task to do either, watching your parent, partner, child or any other relative start to show symptoms of HD.
Please join Team Hope in a walk to raise money to find a cure, and bring community awareness for Huntington's Disease. Families and friends of the Orlando Florida Support Group will gather at
Altamonte Springs, Florida
32701 . Registration starts at 8:00am; walk begins at 9:00am till 11am on Saturday, September 25, 2010. Walk around beautiful Crane's Roost Lake. Walk distance is completely up to you 1 lap = 1 mile. Refreshments will be provided.
Thank you for visiting my TEAM HOPE WALK for HD 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!
Thanks , Karen