What is Huntington's disease? | What is HDSA?
JOIN TEAM HDSA AT ROCK 'N' ROLL CLEARWATER, FLORIDA,
SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, OR SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS THIS FALL!!
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$500 Fundraising Commitment
October 1-2, 2022
5K (October 1)
Half marathon (October 2)
Rock 'n' Roll Clearwater is the newest event weekend and race destination to join the Rock 'n' Roll Running Series! The inaugural half marathon course will not only offer runners and walkers stunning views of the bay, but will also show off the white sand and crystal-clear waters via beachfront mileage. Once participants cross the finish line, they will celebrate with live music, cold beverages, and local food trucks at a coastal after-party.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
December 3-4, 2022
10K (Dec 3)
5K (Dec 3)
Marathon (Dec 4)
Half Marathon (Dec 4)
Join us over the holidays for the biggest running fiesta in San Antonio! Immerse yourself in a vibrant and prideful city with more than 300 years of history, and get a firsthand view of the city’s most iconic landmarks--including the River Walk, Tower of Americas, Torch of Friendship, and more. But the party doesn’t stop there: you’ll discover holiday magic and adventure at every turn while exploring a city rich with heritage, fresh new attractions, and one-of-a-kind food. Finish your year with a Rock ‘n’ Roll fiesta in San Antonio!
FINISHER MEDAL, T-SHIRT, SCENIC COURSE, LIVE & LOCAL BANDS ON COURSE, SPIRITED CHEER SQUADS ON COURSE, GEAR BAG, COURSE SUPPORT INCLUDING GATORADE AND SiS, FREE BEVERAGE AT THE FINISH LINE FESTIVAL, ADMISSION TO THE FINISH LINE FESTIVAL, POST RACE CONCERT, AND TWO DAY HEALTH & FITNESS ADMISSION
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 41,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. Huntington’s disease is described as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously. HD is characterized by a triad of symptoms, including progressive motor dysfunction, behavioral disturbance and cognitive decline.
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.