For Immediate Release
Contact: Christopher Cosentino, Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: (212) 242-1968 x229
New York, NY (October 2015) – On Monday, October 26th, New York Giant Geoff Schwartz hosted the 4th Annual Strike Out HD Bowling event at Frames Bowling Lounge in New York City. The sold-out event welcomed more than 150 guests and raised nearly $50,000 to support the mission of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA).
The fun-filled event was co-chaired by Jennifer and Mark Leyton. Jennifer serves on the National Board of Trustees at HDSA and her family has been affected by HD. Also making an appearance was WABC-TV meteorologist Amy Freeze who took part in the festivities and mingled with guests.
“We are so grateful for the support we have received from Geoff Schwartz and his wife Meridith whose stepsister, Adriane, is battling Huntington’s disease,” said HDSA CEO Louise Vetter. “I would also like to thank our event co-chairs Jennifer and Mark Leyton. The entire Leyton family has been such a powerful inspiration to our mission and epitomize our motto, family is everything.”
Guests were also able to bid on exciting auction items such as a team signed New York Rangers hockey stick, New York Rangers tickets, NY Giants signed memorabilia and much more. Event sponsors included: Teva Pharmaceuticals, DLA Piper, the Leyton Family and the Masi Family.
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 during their prime working years and has no cure. HD is known as the quintessential family disease because every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of carrying the faulty gene. 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.
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the premier nonprofit 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 about Huntington’s disease and the work of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, visit www.hdsa.org or call (800)345-HDSA.
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