Central Illinois Team Hope Walk

Please join us for the 2nd Annual Central Illinois Team Hope Walk on Saturday, June 20th, 2015!

Walk with us as we support the mission of HDSA to improve the lives of everyone with Huntington’s disease. The Society is a national, voluntary health organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with Huntington's disease and their families, and to achieve our goals we need your help! Please join us for a great day of family fun and supporting a great cause. The day’s festivities will include a bounce house, balloon twisting, face painting, food and fun!!

Walk Details & Schedule

Walk Date: Saturday, June 20th, 2015
Walk Venue: Rotary Shelter - Washington, IL
Check In Begins: 10AM
Walk Begins: 11AM
Walk Ends: 2PM
Local Contact: Hans Ritter
Email: ritterhe@yahoo.com 
Phone: 309.253.0646

Can't walk with us? Please click here to make a general donation to the walk, or scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of Teams you can donate to. 


Please click here to register. 

*Registrations received by May 15 are guaranteed a shirt, we will make every effort to accommodate post May 15 registrants. Registration fees are increased by $5 for each age group on June 21st, so register now for the early bird discount!

**Having trouble registering? Please contact Firstgiving at support@firstgiving.com or 877-365-2949 to speak with a representative M-F 9am-5pm Eastern Time. 


  1. Scroll down and select the quantity of registrations you would like, and then click ‘Join Now’
  2. A pop up window will appear - log in with your FirstGiving account, Facebook account, or just fill your information and click ‘Next’
  3. Select ‘Myself’ if you are registering yourself, or 'Someone Else' if you are registering other people.
  4. Read and agree to the waiver, and Click ‘Next’
  5. If you would like to join an existing team, search for the team name; If you would like to create a new team, click ‘Click Here’ underneath ‘Would you like to start a new team?”; If you do not want to join or create a team, just click ‘I don’t want to join a team.’ Click ‘Next’
  6. Fill in your page title (whatever you want it to be – ex. CJ’s Personal Fundraising Page); Upload an image, if you want one on your page; and fill in your personal story, if you are comfortable doing so.
  7. Enter a fundraising goal (it is not required, so feel free to shoot for the moon!).
  8. Make the first donation to your page, if you’d like, and then Click ‘Next’
  9. Enter your credit card details to pay for the registration fee (if there is one) and donation (if you made one).
  10. Click ‘Submit’ and you’re all done!


Team Hope Walks aim to raise as much money possible in the local community to support the mission and services of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. There are many different fundraising strategies you may use to have a successful fundraising campaign, and HDSA suggests you use all of them! Please download the Team Hope Walk Participant Packet and check out the Team Hope website’s Fundraising Tips & Tools (including some fundraising webinars!) and Participant Resourcessections.

How We're Supporting the Fight Against HD:

  • The majority of the funds you raise go to support HDSA and our mission to improve the lives of those with HD and their family members.
  • Registering for the walk and participating is truly appreciated! Please collect donations and additional funds after you register!
  • Join a Team or Start Your Own! Many families affected by HD choose to set up a team in a fun challenge to raise funds and we invite you to join one of those teams! Or you can start your own team, raise money, and awareness!

And don't forget to ask your company if they match your donations! You can search for matching gift companies here


We invite all local companies and small businesses to sponsor this Team Hope Walk. We depend on the generosity of sponsors, and by sponsoring a walk your company will be supporting a great cause as well as engaging in an exciting marketing opportunity within the local community. If your company is interested in sponsoring the walk, please email Deb Boyd at dboyd@hdsa.org

What is Huntington's Disease?

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. To learn more, please visit www.hdsa.org.

About Team Hope

Team Hope is the Huntington's Disease Society of America's (HDSA's) largest national grassroots fundraising event. Thousands of families, friends, co-workers, neighbors and communities walk together each year to support HDSA's fight to improve the lives of people affected by HD and their families.

From forming a team, to sponsoring an event, to volunteering, you too can help make a difference in so many lives. Join Team Hope for HD, and help us provide help for today, hope for tomorrow!

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