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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Birth Defects & Genetic Diseases Research, Health, Health Care

Mission: The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the largest 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s Disease. The Society works tirelessly to provide the family services, education, advocacy and research to provide help for today, hope for tomorrow to the more than 30,000 people diagnosed with HD and the 200,000 at-risk in the United States.

Target demographics: everyone affected by HD and their families.

Geographic areas served: all of the United Stated

Programs: Research - supplies research as advised by its medical & scientific affairs committee. The research projects are involved in finding cures and treatments for huntington's disease.

patient and family services - provides counseling and referral services to patients with huntington's disease and their families.

chapter development - provides workshops, seminars, and symposiums on huntington's disease through a network of chapter affiliates and branches throughout the united states.

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Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

The HDSA is an extraordinary organization that helps a small community of patients that would not have the same level of support otherwise.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have served as Treasurer for a local chapter of the Huntington's Disease Society of America for over a dozen years. The organization is totally dedicated to find a cure and to improve the quality of life for afflicted persons. I have always been impressed by the dedication of all the individuals I've has the pleasure of working with. They are dedicated and hard working!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have a lifetime friend who is gene positive with Huntington Disease as well as so far her oldest son is also. She has three other children. Who might be too. This organization can keep families updated on the lastest things being done in research and can help them get in touch with much need support groups and services

Maria48

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am new to the Delaware Chapter Board of Directors for HDSA. I feel that HDSA had moved in great strides in helping to educate and care for those suffering and the families of those suffering with Huntington's Disease. We have lost several cousins to this disease and it is a heart breaking demise for humans to struggle with. Please consider HDSA for your top great non-profit causes.