Doors open at 6pm for hors d'oeuvres, mingling, and a raffle. Screening begins at 7pm, discussion to follow with a panel of experts from the HD and medical community.
Join us for a downtown movie screening of The Lion's Mouth Opens, a gripping and powerful short documentary, in which actress/director Marianna Palka bravely faces a daunting life-defining moment as she finds out her genetic testing results for Huntington’s disease (HD). It’s a film about courage, fear, friendship, family, adapting, hope, and knowing something profound about your fate that cannot be unknown. Two-time Academy Award nominated Walker (The Crash Reel, Wasteland) captures what unfolds in a way that is raw, honest, and without pretense.
Help get the Chicago Skyline lit up blue during the month of May 2015 for Huntington's disease awareness!
Please sign our petition to show your support and let us know if you have any connections with downtown building managers. We are accepting signatures until March 31st, and you do not need to live in Chicago to sign the petition. Currently, the Wrigley Building and 525 Congress Building have confirmed. Please use #Blue4HD to promote via social media!
We need your help to raise awareness and money for Huntington’s disease! Are you up for the challenge?Whiskey Shot Challenge
Huntington’s disease (HD) is a devastating, hereditary, degenerative brain disorder that results in a loss of cognitive, behavioral and physical control, and for which, presently, there is no cure or treatment. More then 30,000 people in the United States are currently diagnosed with HD. Each of their siblings and children have a 50 percent risk of developing the disease; therefore an additional 250,000 are at risk. Raise a glass and/or make a donation to provide help for today and hope for tomorrow for those affected by HD!
You must be of legal drinking age to participate.
Enjoy the whiskey challenge responsibly.
We only encourage you to do one shot, but feel free to donate as much money as you want!
We're big in Iowa!
We are so grateful to the University of Iowa HDSA Center of Excellence for their ongoing support, and the publicity they brought us with this article about Team Run for HD co-founder, Sara Rockwell! Full Article
The info-packed 2014 Huntington's Disease Society of America IL State Conference is March 22! Team Run for HD is honored to be one of the speakers this year, on the topic "Advocacy: Getting Creative with Social Media and Networking." See you there! More Information
Give to HDSA every time you shop with iGive! Shop normally at over 1,400 favorite stores and they will automatically make a donation to HDSA when you purchase! You never pay more and they always show you how much you're raising before you buy. Just about anything you buy counts, and donations range from .5% to 20%, varying by store. A typical shopper raises over $100 per year!Visit iGive
Earn money toward neurological disease research every time you run, walk, or bike with Charity Miles! HDSA is not currently an option, but we are working on it! The more of you join, the more chance we have of being selected! In the meantime, choose Parkinson's or Alzheimer's since they are similar to HD, & research for one benefits the others. 1. Download the Charity Miles app on your phone 2. When the mobile app is open, click the + in the upper right 3. Type in #teamrunforhd 4. Pick your charity (Parkinson's or Alzheimer's are most similar to HD) and run!Visit Charity Miles