BENEFITING: Huntington's Disease Society of America, Inc.
I am running in the NYC Marathon on behalf of the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA). Susan's dad, Jim Olstad, passed away from HD early last year after an extended battle with the disease. HD is an inherited genetic disorder that progressively results in the breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. The effects are gradual and impact an individual's physical, mental and emotional capabilities.
I started running in 2012 as a means to stay balanced while Susan and I, and our family and friends coped (and continue to cope) with the impacts of the disease. Running on behalf of the HDSA combines something I love to do with a worthy cause.
Our family is inextricably linked to the HD community, and this is just one way we can raise awareness and funds to help the HDSA in its missions.
Thank you for your support!
More information on the HDSA is below.
The Huntington's Disease Society of America is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. 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 Huntington’s disease and their families.
HDSA's network of chapters, affiliates, HDSA Centers of Excellence, social workers and support groups provides a seamless connection for help, education and outreach to HD families and health care professionals across the United States.
All funds raised will help support HDSA's Mission of helping those affected by HD and their families.