Rich Shaffer via Crowdrise
July 19, 2011
BENEFITING: Huntington's Disease Society of America, Inc.
I am running for the Huntington's Disease Society of America. My mother was stricken with the disease at an early age and suffered through much of her later life. She passed away in August of 2007 at the age of 68 due to complications from HD. I am raising money to help find a cure so others in my family have a chance for a normal life. HD is a genetic disease that affects approximately 30,000 people. There are another 200,000 people at risk. For children of HD there is a 50/50 chance at inheriting the disease. For more information on HD, please go to www.HDSA.org