Tune in to a special YouTube performance from The Barefoot Movement featuring Brooks Hubbard on Friday, December 18th at 7pm (ET). In lieu of tickets please consider making a donation to HDSA to support the fight against Huntington’s disease.
In 1967, music icon Woody Guthrie died from Huntington’s disease when he was only 55 years old. That same year, his wife Marjorie founded what is now the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA).
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 usually 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 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 premiere non-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 HD and their families.
Learn more about Huntington’s disease by visiting HDSA.org & join the fight!
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