TEAM HDSA RAISES MORE THAN $100,000 AT THE NEW YORK CITY MARATHON TO SUPPORT THE HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA
New York, NY | November 21, 2022 – Twenty-three runners from across the United States and Canada participated in the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 6, 2022 to support the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA). More than $100,000 has been raised so far – donation pages will remain open until December 31, 2022.
“We can’t thank our runners enough for their commitment to fighting Huntington’s disease,” said Louise Vetter, President and CEO of HDSA. “The funds raised will go towards supporting HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of everyone with HD and their families.”
Sean Riddle recorded the team’s fastest finish completing the 26.2-mile marathon in an impressive 4 hours and 4 minutes. Thank you EisnerAmper LLP for serving as this year’s Jersey Sponsor.
Thank you Team HDSA: Emalee Blumhagen (NY), Amy Bond (CA), Craig Bond (CA), Teresa Brooks (IA), Jordan Brown (TN), Craig Calo (NY), Kerry Cavanagh (MA), Samantha Cox (IL), Andrea Doepker (OR), Haley Falkenberry (NY), Lauren Hinkley (Washington, DC), Marie Elena Howe (PA), Hannah Joeckel (TX), Brett Kincade (TX), Todd Marentette (Wheatley, Ontario), Jessica Marsolek (MN), Arturo Pardavila III (NJ), Jeff Pucciarelli (FL), Sean Riddle (CT), Jon Rink (MI), Bianca Schwarz (UT), Jaylen Sheldon (LA) and Susan Wooten (IL).
To support Team HDSA, please visit www.HDSA.org/nycmarathon.
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 that causes HD. 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 (HDSA) 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, 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 (800) 345-HDSA.
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