This is a fundraiser for the nonprofit, Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) whose mission is dedicated to improving the lives of everyone with Huntington's disease (HD). HD is a rare, fatal, genetic brain disorder that has the symptoms of ALS, Alzheimers and Parkinson's at the same time. It strikes during prime working years and affects children and adults. Only 41,000 in the U.S. have the disease and 200,000+ live at risk. There is NO CURE!
Community folks will dress their dogs in Halloween costumes along with themselves and their children. There will be a raffle, and many costume contests with prizes. Participants can walk their dogs along a path at Shollenberger Park in Petaluma.
Volunteers will help with setup/tear down, registration and the contest for the best dog costume. Volunteers will also be on the 5K trail directing folks with their dogs and children.
About HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA - San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate
P. O. Box 280, Vacaville, CA 95625, US
The Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. The HDSA San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate provides support to the local Huntington's Disease (HD) community by hosting fundraisers, education days, outreach programs, HD clinics at Stanford University and University of California, San Francisco.
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 Huntington’s disease and their families. HDSA's network of chapters, affiliates, HDSA Centers of Excellence, social workers and support groups provides a seamless connection for help, education and outreach to HD families and health care professionals across the United States.