Takes place Monday, May 2nd at Bear Creek Golf Club

Dallas, Texas (February 16, 2022) – The Greater North Texas Affiliate of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) will host the inaugural JCH Golf Classic on Monday, May 2nd at 7:00 AM (CT) at Bear Creek Golf Club. All proceeds support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of people affected by Huntington’s disease (HD) and their families. 

“I am so honored and excited to be hosting the upcoming event,” said Haley Pearce, Event Coordinator. “This will be held in remembrance of my grandfather, Jimmy Hawkins, who passed in November of 2006 due to complications from HD. He was fun, loving, and truly one-of-a-kind. He loved playing golf and being with family and friends. I hope this is a time for people to come together to play golf, learn more about HD and to be able to raise money for HDSA. I cannot wait to see this year’s turnout and the growth in the years to come.” 

The event is organized by HDSA’s volunteer-led Chapters and Affiliates nationwide to recognize those who have made an impact in their community while inspiring others to join the fight against HD.  

For more information about the event, please contact Haley Pearce (pearce.haley@yahoo.com, 817-360-6788). Online registration and donation can be found at GREATERNTX.HDSA.ORG/GOLF 


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 inheriting the faulty gene. Today, there are approximately 41,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. The symptoms of HD are described as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously.

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. HDSA was founded in 1967 by Marjorie Guthrie, the wife of legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie. Woody died from HD complications when he was only 55 years old, but the Guthrie family legacy lives on at HDSA to this day.

To learn more about Huntington’s disease and the work of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, visit www.hdsa.org or call (800)345-HDSA. 


Matthew Santamaria

Communications Manager 

(212) 242-1968 ext. 204