Madison, Wisconsin (June 29, 2020) – The Wisconsin Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) has announced that the deadline for voting for your favorite Log Rolling video will be on Sunday, July 5th.
Due to COVID-19, the physical event was cancelled. However, throughout the month of June, participants from all over the US and Canada have submitted videos of their personal log rolling logs as donations will go towards HDSA. Prizes will be awarded to the top three youth entries and top three adult entries.
“As athletes, we are very sad that we cannot compete this summer, as log rolling is our passion,” said Shana Verstegen, Event Coordinator. “But log rollers are unbelievably creative people! To see the log rolling community put so much time and effort into this virtual event and raising money for HDSA warms my heart."
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.