Upcoming Events


Pipers' Pub Crawl 2015

Date TBD | The event is held in March 2015
This isn't any ordinary pub crawl. The purpose of this event is to spread awareness and raise money to fight HD, all while enjoying an evening of bagpipes, beers, and prizes. We raffle ski passes, gift cards, even a giant sword. For more information or the latest updates visit Pipers' Pub Crawl website



3rd Annual Education Conference

Save the Date – April 11, 2015 at Backus Hospital. This year's conference will feature some great presenters. More information coming soon.
Education Day is sponsored by: The Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving



Support Groups


Middletown
Starting Tuesday, 1/6/15 in
6:30-8:00 PM
It will be held the ODD months of the year:
Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov.

Middletown Middlesex Hospital
28 Crescent Street
Middletown, CT 06457
CONFERENCE ROOM B
Free parking.


Stratford
Starting Thursday, 1/8/15
06615 6:30-8:00 PM
It will be held EVERY Month

Stratford Raymond Baldwin Senior Center
1000 West Broad Street
Stratford, CT

Please see the extensive schedule and my Inclement weather Policy on my website: debbiepausigmft.com


Annual Maher Family Benefit Dinner | Bantam CT

Date TBD | Event is held in April of 2015
Bantam Fire Department
92 Doyle Road, Bantam CT


The Fred Maher's Family Journey is a benefit dinner fundraising event to help make this the last generation affected by Huntington's Disease.

Ticket Prices:
$35 / person in advance
$15 for chiledren 2-10 years
$40 / person at the door
$325 / 10 person table (advance tickets only)

Call or email to order your tickets today! Contact the Maher Family to secure tickets in advance. You may also visit www.curehd2006.com for more information or to make a general donation.
Order tickets by Phone: 203-241-9216
Order tickets by Email: curehd2006@aol.com

We accept Cash, Check, and Credit Cards.
Make checks payable to "The Fred Maher's Family Journey"
Mail payment to:
Maher Family
PO BOX 580
Sherman, CT 06784
All funds raised will be donated toward the Huntington's Disease research.

 


Annual Education Conference

For more information contact Sue McGann smcgann@hdsa-ct.org or 860-558-8847

This event is sponsored by:
Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving


Hoop-a-thon / MA

Annual Hoop-a-thon
Massachusetts Chapter

DATE TBD | Event is held in March 2015

Free throw competition Raffle, prizes, food, DJ Pledged shooters have 5 minutes to sink as many baskets as they can. We provide the rebounders and scorekeepers. There is also two knockout tournaments for an extra $5.00 per person at 12:30 and 1:30 This fun event is perfect for all ages and all athletic abilities. There is a $5.00 registration fee online or $10.00 at the door.

Support Groups

Stratford / CT

Starting Thursday, 1/8/15
06615 6:30-8:00 PM
It will be held EVERY Month

Stratford Raymond Baldwin Senior Center 
1000 West Broad Street
Stratford, CT 


Middletown / CT

Starting Tuesday, 1/6/15 in
6:30-8:00 PM 
It will be held the ODD months of the year: 
Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov.

Middletown Middlesex Hospital 
28 Crescent Street
Middletown, CT 06457 
CONFERENCE ROOM B 
Free parking. 



Please see the extensive schedule and my Inclement weather Policy on my website: debbiepausigmft.com

Please contact the group facilitator if you plan on attending:
Debbie Pausig, MFT, CCTP
Phone: 203.985.8246
Email: debbiepausig.MFT@gmail.com
Website: www.debbiepausigmft.com


Winter Cancellation Policy:

If schools are closed or have an early dismissal due to inclement weather in the town where your support group meets, Danbury, Norwich, Hamden/North Haven, there will be no support group meeting. For those in Danbury and Norwich, I am commuting one hour to your location. Weather in North Haven is often different than yours since I am in Northern New Haven County. If schools are closed or have an early dismissal in North Haven, no matter how the weather is at your location, I will not travel. I spent 25 years in public safety. Unnecessary and non emergency travel in inclement weather conditions prompting cancellations is a hazard not only to your safety but others on the road as well as first responders. School Cancellations can be viewed on WFSB Hartford Channel 3 and WTNH New Haven Channel 8, WVIT Channel 30. The first rule of being a caregiver is to care for yourself. Safety is self care.

About the Connecticut Chapter

Welcome to Connecticut

We are the Connecticut affiliate of the Huntington's Disease Society of America, a national, not-for-profit voluntary health agency. We have three simple goals / help / educate / promote.

We HELP individuals affected by Huntington's Disease and their families through support and services.
We EDUCATE both the public and health care professionals about Huntington's Disease.
We PROMOTE and support research directed at discovering a treatment and ultimately a cure for Huntington's Disease.

If you'd like to get involved with the Connecticut Chapter please contact
Susan McGann
phone / 860-558-8847
email / smcgann@hdsa-ct.org

Brighter Today, Better Tomorrow
While there is still no cure for HD, today there is more hope than ever that we can beat this disease. Until then, our chapter will strive to provide support and sustenance to our HD families, knowing that while research provides hope for the future, we must provide care for our HD community today. We have become an active community, educating ourselves, sharing information, and advocating for ourselves and our loved ones.