Takes place Saturday, February 19th at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
Madison, Wisconsin (January 11, 2021) –
The Wisconsin Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) will host the Madison Re-Prom: Coming Together on Saturday, February 19th at 5:30 PM (CT) at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. All proceeds support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of people affected by Huntington’s disease (HD) and their families.
"After a year away, we have so much progress to celebrate and be hopeful for in our Huntington’s disease community,” said Shana Verstegen, Event Coordinator. “We very much look forward to having everybody Come Together
once again for an evening of celebration, dancing, fundraising, and hope.”
Madison Re-Prom: Coming Together is a fundraising event that will consists of a night of dancing, dining, celebrating, and silent auction. The event will be a tribute of The Beatles.
For more information about the event, please contact Shana Verstegen (firstname.lastname@example.org
, 608-698-8171). Online registration and donation can be found at WISCONSIN.HDSA.ORG/MADISONREPROM
Huntington’s disease (HD) 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. Every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of inheriting the faulty gene. Today, there are approximately 41,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. The symptoms of HD 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. HDSA was founded in 1967 by Marjorie Guthrie, the wife of legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie. Woody died from HD complications when he was only 55 years old, but the Guthrie family legacy lives on at HDSA to this day.
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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