Registration is FREE and takes place Sunday, August 16th at McKee Farms Park
Fitchburg, Wisconsin (July 29, 2020) –
The Wisconsin Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) has announced that the Madison Team Hope Walk/Run will take place on Sunday, August 16th at 9:00 AM in McKee Farms Park. Registration will be free and will include a 2K and 5K Timed Run.
The event will align with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guideline
to help ensure the safety and health of our participants.
Team Hope is HDSA’s largest national grassroots fundraising event, which takes place in over 100 cities across the U.S. and has raised more than $14 million for HD since its inception in 2007. Thousands of families, friends, co-workers, neighbors and communities walk together each year to support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of people affected by HD and their families.
For more information about the event, please contact Shana Versyegen (firstname.lastname@example.org
, 608-698-8171). Online registration and donation can be found at hdsa.org/thwmadison
HDSA's Team Hope Walk Program is nationally sponsored by Genentech and Teva Pharmaceuticals.
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 usually during their prime working years and has no cure.
Every 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 41,000 symptomatic Americans and 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. In less than 10% of cases, juvenile Huntington’s disease (JHD) affects children & adolescents. JHD usually has a more rapid progression rate than adult onset HD; the earlier the onset, the faster JHD progresses. HD is described as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases – simultaneously. HD is characterized by a triad of symptoms, including progressive motor dysfunction, behavioral disturbance and cognitive decline.
To learn more about Huntington’s disease and the work of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, visit www.HDSA.org or call (800) 345-HDSA.
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