Chapter of the Huntington ’s Disease Society of America
Spotlight on a Cure is a fundraising event that consist of a talent showcase. The event includes raffles,
50/50, dinner, and an auction.
Contact: Krissi Putansu
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Don Peasley, President of the Michigan Chapter
Email Address: email@example.com
Saturday, March 14th @ 7:30 PM (EST)
46915 Hayes Road
Shelby Township, Michigan 48315
Advance Ticket Sales: $40
Door Sales: $50
All donations go towards HDSA
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 usually 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 that causes Huntington’s disease. Today, there are approximately 41,000 symptomatic
Americans and 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. In less than 10% of cases, juvenile
Huntington’s disease (JHD) affects children & adolescents. JHD usually has a more rapid progression
rate than adult onset HD; the earlier the onset, the faster JHD progresses. HD is described as having
ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases – simultaneously. HD is characterized by a triad of
symptoms, including progressive motor dysfunction, behavioral disturbance and cognitive decline.
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.
To learn more about Huntington’s disease and the work of the Huntington’s Disease Society of
America, visit www.HDSA.org or call 1(800)345-HDSA.