Huntington's Disease Walk for Hope

Sat October 5, 2013 Lansing, MI 48917 US Directions

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Place

1401 Elmwood Ave
Lansing, MI US 48917

Description

This is the Lansing area's first annual Team Hope Walk for HD. This is a fundraising event with proceeds directly benefitting the Huntington's Disease Society of America and HD research for a cure.

About Huntington's Disease

Huntington’s disease is a fatal, degenerative brain disorder that devastates families for generations upon generations -- emotionally, socially and economically. HD slowly diminishes one’s ability to think, eat, talk, walk and reason, they become entirely dependent upon others for care. Symptoms typically appear in the prime of one’s life between 30 to 50 years old, however symptoms of Juvenile HD have been seen in children as young as two years old.  

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. Currently, there is no cure and only one FDA-approved treatment for one symptom of HD.

 

This year we will walk to support HDSA’s “care” and “cure” initiatives. We will provide help for today by supporting Michigan and the region, through our goal of raising $5,000.

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