Welcome to my Huntington's Disease Fundraising (HD) Page! This year I will be running the New York City Marathon (yes all 26.2 miles) as part of the HDSA team! This is a very excitting opportunity seeing as how I am an avid runner and am now able to be running and raising funds for HD which has affected not only my life but the life of my family for many years now.
For those of you who are new to HD, it is a "family disease." It is an inherited cellular disorder that is known for destroying brain cells, resulting in a progressive loss of mental capacity and physical control.
At this time, there is not treatment or cure for HD.
HD has affected my family long before I was born (1984) when my grandmother, Helen, was diagnosed after her death. My mother is now suffering from the disease but is lucky to have her faithful and loving husband and her family to be her care takers.
Your donation will help fund research to help find a treatment and/or cure for this terrible, family disease. Every single donation could help save the life of over 300,000 Americans at Risk for HD and those 50,000 who are currently suffering.
Thank you for your support, I deeply appreciate it!
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