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Welcome to the homepage of the Huntington's Disease Society of America, Nebraska Affiliate. This year, we joined hands with HDSA to become the new HDSA Affiliate! We are an Affiliate of the Huntington's Disease Society of America, a national, not-for-profit voluntary health agency.
The purpose of our Affiliate is:
• To help individuals affected by Huntington's Disease and their families through support and services
• To educate both the public and health care professionals about Huntington's Disease
• To promote and support research directed at discovering a treatment and ultimately a cure for Huntington's Disease.
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.
SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS are open to anyone affected by HD or interested in information about Huntington's Disease. WE MEET ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH at 6 PM at Perkins Restaurant on 108th & L Streets in Omaha, Nebraska 68137. You'll find us in the meeting room. For more information contact: Cathy McNeil, 402-537-0739, firstname.lastname@example.org
SUPPORT GROUP CONFERENCE CALLS are held the 3rd Sunday of Every Month at 7:00 pm
Call in information: 610-214-0000 enter code: 201299#
Contact: Eileen Krueger, LSW
NEW MEETING DAY & TIME!
Join your local HD support group at Perkins Restaurant in the meeting room on Thursday October 10th at 6PM! Call 402.630.4560 if you need more information.
Thanks to all who participated in the 2013 HDSA Team Hope Walk & Run in Omaha, Nebraska!
Meet at Zorinsky Lake Park in Omaha, Nebraska for the 14th annual Team Hope Walk & 5K Fun Run - a festive event that is fun for the whole family! FREE t-shirt for all registered participants, music, prizes, raffle and bouncy castle for the kids! Snacks and refreshments provided.
WHEN: Sunday August 30, 2014
TIME: 8AM Registration, 9AM Run & Walk
WHERE: Zorinsky Lake Park, Omaha (156 & F Streets)
WHY: Together, we will ensure those affected by Huntington's Disease (HD) in Omaha and the surrounding areas will get the support they need.
Team Hope takes place in more than 90 cities across the US and dhas raised more than $4 million since its inception in 2007. It is a great way to demonstrate how a team of inspired individuals can join together and make a difference! More than a fundraiser, it is an opportunity for the entire community to partner in a day of camaraderie, inspiration and above all... hope.
WHAT IS HD? Huntington's Disease is a family disease affecting generations upon generations for which there is no cure. It is a fatal, hereditary brain disorder that slowly diminishes one's ability to think, reason, walk and talk. It takes dedication and hard work of people like you in our local communities to make positive impacts on the lives of everyone facing the devistation of HD. Together, we provide Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow.