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.
The HDSA has helped raise awareness and funds to help those people affected by Huntington's Disease. It has provided both emotional and financial support for those suffering with this terrible disease. With more awareness of HD, I believe that HDSA can get us closer to a cure to end this terrible disease.
I got involved with this group through my wife. Her father passed away some years ago from HD. Her sister is in an assisted living home with HD. I became involved through doing some research about HD. I asked Jane Kogan for some assistance. I have become a very strong advocate in the state of Texas for putting HD in equal treatment with other more notable diseases. I am also in the process of forming a family support group here in central Texas. This is a great group of people to be associated.