Team Hope Walk for Huntington’s Disease Society of America
The Cape Cod Team Hope Walk is a fundraising event that will consists of the community walking together to support HDSA’s fight to improve the lives of people affected with Huntington's Disease, as well as their families.
The Team Hope Walk for Cape Cod will take place on Saturday, June 1 from 9 am to 1 pm at Nelson Memorial Park located at 235 Water St in Plymouth. Click HERE to register. All donations go towards HDSA.
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. Each child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of inheriting the faulty gene that causes Huntington’s disease.
Today, there are approximately 30,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. The symptoms of Huntington’s disease are described as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously.
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by HD. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today and hope for tomorrow for people with HD and their families.
Click HERE to learn more about Huntington’s disease and the work of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.