The Tennessee Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) will host the Nashville Hope for Huntington’s Golf Tournament on Tuesday, October 25th at 8:00 AM (CT) at Hermitage Golf Course. All proceeds support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of people affected by Huntington’s disease (HD) and their families.
“I’m excited about our upcoming annual Golf Tournament here in Tennessee,” said Eva Angelina Romero, Event Coordinator. “I want to continue to bring awareness of HD and hope to those suffering from HD and their families. This is now part of my life’s purpose and mission. I hope we find a cure for this generation or the next. Advocacy is super important. Our events bring people together for a worthy cause.
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.
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.