Walk for Huntington's Disease is Saturday in Sioux Falls

The South Dakota Team Hope Walk is Saturday, May 6 at Sertoma Park in Sioux Falls. This is the 9th annual walk put on by the Huntington's Disease Society of America's South Dakota chapter.

Team Hope Walks around the country aim to raise as much money possible in the local community to support the mission and services of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.

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.

There are several ways to raise money for this cause. Check out the attached links for more information.