Shoot for a Cure Hoop-a-Thon Whippany
Our Hoop-a-Thons are fun-filled, family events with participants of all ages! Participants obtain pledges per basket and set up online fundraising pages to collect flat donations. Once registered, participants attend one of our Hoop-a-Thon events, shoot from the free-throw line and attempt to sink as many baskets as possible in an action-packed 10 minute time period. The dollars raised by the shooters support the programs offered by the New Jersey Chapter of the HDSA.
This event is important because it is more than a fundraiser. It is an event where families can come out and connect with other families touched by Huntington’s disease and raise awareness while working toward a cure.
By participating in this event you will help the New Jersey Chapter continue to support HDSA’s fight to improve the lives of people affected by Huntington’s disease and their families. To learn more about our organization and our Shoot for a Cure Hoop-a-Thon events, please visit our website at www.hdsa.org/nj.
New Team “Hot Shot” Free-Throw Contest
This year we’re adding a new Team “Hot Shot” Free-Throw Contest to add to the fun and excitement! Each team will consist of 5 shooters who will each shoot for 2 minutes during the 10 minute time period. A total of 5 basketballs can be used so many attempts can be made. The other 4 members of the team will rebound while 1 member shoots so accuracy and teamwork will determine the winner. Awards will be presented in the following divisions for both males and females:
Please contact Mike Campbell, VP HDSA-NJ Board of Directors, at 973-784-4965 for more information. There is a $100 fundraising minimum for the team event.
About the Huntington’s Disease Society of America
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the largest 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. The Society works tirelessly to provide the family services, education, advocacy and research to provide help for today, hope for tomorrow to the more than 30,000 people diagnosed with HD and the 250,000 at-risk in the United States. To learn more about Huntington’s disease and to get involved in HDSA, please visit www.hdsa.org or call 1-800-345-HDSA.
What is Huntington’s Disease?
Huntington's disease (HD) is a devastating, hereditary, degenerative brain disorder that results in a loss of cognitive, behavioral and physical control, and for which, presently, there is no cure and only one FDA-approved treatment for a symptom of HD. HD slowly diminishes the affected individual's ability to walk, think, talk and reason. Symptoms usually appear in an individual between 30 and 50 years of age and progress over a 10 to 25 year period. Cases of Juvenile HD has been diagnosed in children as young as two years of age. Eventually, a person with HD becomes totally dependent upon others for his or her care. Although medications can relieve some symptoms in certain individuals, research has yet to find a means of conquering or even slowing the deadly progression of HD.
How do proceeds benefit HDSA?
All proceeds support HDSA’s fight to improve the lives of people affected by HD and their families.