Join us June 20th, 2020
WE ARE INTRODUCING A NEW, VIRTUALIZED EVENT THAT WILL BE FUN AND ENGAGING FOR EVERYONE!
Blue Musketeers VS. Red Bearcats
Hoop-A-Thon is a free throw basketball event to benefit HDSA. It brings together people of all ages to have fun and raise money to help find a cure for Huntington’s Disease.
Pick a team to shoot for and start sharing your team to friends and family to gather pledges. Or keep it simple and submit a donation to the Ohio Valley Huntington’s Disease Chapter to your favorite team. If you like, participate in our team challenge and see how many hoops you can shoot in two minutes.
Be sure to maintain social distancing and stay safe!
Simply email us your score, at ohiovalley@HDSAvolunteer.org
, by June 20th to have your score entered into our team challenge. May the best team win!
Checks may also be mailed to The Ohio Valley HDSA Chapter at: 3537 Epley Lane Cincinnati, Ohio 45247
The Leugers Tierney Group/Raymond James, The Sisu Shop, Encore Technologies, Teva Pharmaceuticals
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.
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 40,000 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.