Join the New York City Team Hope Walk!
Thursday, September 20, 2012
This year, we will be walking after work, joining together to fight to improve the lives of those affected by HD and their families. Bring your co-workers, friends and family for an evening walk, with a Happy Hour to follow!
Riverside Park, 79th St. Entrance
Registration will begin at 5pm, $25 Walk-in Registration Fee
6 PM - WALK KICK-OFF!
Happy Hour to follow!
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 one 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 have been diagnosed in children as young as two years of age. More than 30,000 people in the United States are currently diagnosed with HD. Each of their siblings and children has a 50 percent risk of developing the disease, therefore 250,000 are at risk.