News & Events

Memphis Education Day - May 3, 2014 - 8:30 a.m. - Register at  More information below.

 Welcome to the website for Tennessee affiliate of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. We are a statewide affiliate of the HDSA, striving to offer support to those affected by Huntington’s disease throughout the Volunteer State of Tennessee.  We align ourselves with the mission of the national HDSA: To improve the lives of people with Huntington’s disease and their families.

To further those goals, we currently offer a support group in Middle Tennessee, educational events throughout the state, and a variety of fundraising events in all parts of the state.

Middle Tennessee Support Group – Second Thursday of each month – Skyline Medical Center – Auditorium A – 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Melissa Darnall at

Tennessee Affiliate Board MeetingSaturday, June 7, 10:30 a.m. -  Fall Conference Room, Brentwood Library.  Anyone interested in working to improve the lives of Tennesseans with HD is welcome.  If you wish to join the meeting by phone or Skype (without video, if you choose), contact Nancy Hale at

 Educational Events

May 3, 2014 - Memphis Ducks Unlimited Conference Room, One Waterfowl Way, Memphis 38120 - Free - Navigating Life with HD: Information for patients, families, and caregivers -  Learn about the latest HD research, clinical trials, talking with kids about HD, and more.   A light lunch is included.

Fun While We Raise Funds

Saturday, May 17 – Nashville Team Hope Walk/Run for Huntington’s Disease – Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

Saturday, August 16 - Songwriters' Night Benefit -- Stay tuned for details!  Tickets are limited and will go on sale in May.

Saturday, September 13 - Chattanooga - Coolidge Park - Team Hope 5K

Saturday, October 18 – Mt. Juliet - Charlie Daniels Park – Team Hope Walk/5K for Huntington’s Disease.


HDSA National Convention - June 20 - 22

The  29th Annual HDSA National Convention in Louisville, KY  is just around the corner.