Date(s) - 05/20/2017
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Castle Island/ Fort Independence
Build a team, support the Huntington’s Disease community and enjoy a day on Castle Island! Please visit our Team Hope webpage at www.hdsa.org/thwboston for more information.
The Massachusetts Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) is excited to announce that our annual Boston Team Hope Walk will be held Saturday, May 20th at Castle Island – Fort Independence in South Boston, Massachusetts. Team Hope Walks represent the largest local opportunity for members of the HD community to come together with friends, family, neighbors, and the community at large to raise necessary awareness and funds to support HDSA. We sincerely hope that you will join us this May.
Huntington’s disease (HD) 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 during their prime working years and has no cure. Every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of carrying the faulty gene that causes HD. Today, there are 30,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. Many describe the symptoms of HD as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously.
Since their inception, Team Hope Walks have raised more than $9 million and involved tens of thousands of participants from local communities across America. Proceeds from Team Hope support the mission and programs of HDSA, the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by HD. 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 HD and their families. In the battle against HD no one fights alone. At HDSA, family is everything. Thank you!