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Welcome to the Northwest Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. We are a regional chapter of the HDSA, striving to offer support to those affected by Huntington’s Disease in five states: Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and western Montana. We align ourselves with the mission of our national HDSA: To improve the lives of people with Huntington’s disease and their families.
In support of this mission, we hold two educational events annually – a research symposium and a convention. In addition to those two events, we will hold several fund raising events in 2012, including a golf tournament and a Team Hope Walk for the Cure. We coordinate advocacy efforts within the five states and support national legislation which will benefit individuals suffering from Huntington’s Disease. We run a number of support groups throughout our region; our social worker oversees a helpline; and she helps families find appropriate placements and services when needed.
Over the past five or so years, there has been a tremendous amount of research done into the cause and progression of Huntington’s Disease. While effective treatments have not yet been found, hope has risen substantially over the possibility of finding such treatments. We all look forward to their future emergence, but in the meantime, we also remain dedicated to improving the lives of those who suffer from HD in the present.
We invite each of you to sign up for our regional mailing list, to place your name on our volunteer list, and to mail your donations to the HDSA Northwest Chapter, 17406 Redhawk Drive, Arlington, WA 98223.