Hey Hey everyone! Thanks for your support!
This will be my first marathon and need all the high-fives, donations and pats on the back that I can get :)
HD has been a part of my life for over 12 years now, when my Dad was diagnosed. Our worlds flipped upside down when we found out. It was really hard to watch someone you love deteriorate away in front of your eyes, becoming a ghost of who they used to be. 3 years ago, my Dad lost his battle with HD and passed away.
So---here I am, doing what I know, to try and help anyone and everyone in this community. I run...and run...and run...
I am running for the research and breakthroughs that I hope will be made with the money I raise. I run for anyone affected by this incredibly cruel disease. I run for those individuals who cannot and for their friends and familiy who have to see someone they love suffer. I run for my Dad. I run for my Mom who selflessly took care of him for 8 years. I run for my amazing brother and sister. I run for me. And, I run for hope and towards a cure.
Even if you can just donate $1, it will go towards family services and the needed research to kick HD's ass.
What is the Huntington’s Disease Society of America? The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the premier not-for-profit 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, hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their families. To learn more, please visit www.hdsa.org. What is Huntington’s Disease? 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 the disease. Today, there are approximately 30,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. The symptoms of Huntington’s disease are described as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously.