The Huntington’s Disease Society of America’s (HDSA) South Carolina Affiliate will be hosting the Team Hope Walk – Columbia,SC on Sunday, October 8th at 1:00 PM, at the Community Park of Irmo, 7507 Eastview Drive, in Irmo, SC. It will be a day of family, food and fun for all ages, that will allow participants and supporters to come together, share stories, and learn more about Huntington’s disease and the vital work being done by HDSA.
Community Park of Irmo
7507 Eastview Drive
Irmo, SC 29063
Sunday, October 8th
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Walk begins: 2:00 PM
All donations go towards HDSA and it’s mission.
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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 Huntington’s disease. Today, there are approximately 41,000 symptomatic Americans and 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. In less than 10% of cases, juvenile Huntington’s disease (JHD) affects children & adolescents. JHD usually has a more rapid progression rate than adult onset HD; the earlier the onset, the faster JHD progresses. HD is described as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases – simultaneously. HD is characterized by a triad of symptoms, including progressive motor dysfunction, behavioral disturbance and cognitive decline.
Team Hope is HDSA’s largest national grassroots fundraising event, which takes place in over 100 cities across the U.S. and has raised more than $24 million for Huntington’s disease since its inception in 2007. Thousands of families, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and communities walk together each year to support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of people affected by Huntington’s disease and their families.
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is 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 and hope for tomorrow for people with HD and their families.
To learn more about Huntington’s disease and the work of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, visit www.HDSA.org
or call 1(800)345-HDSA.