News & Events


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 support groups in Nashville and Knoxville, 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

Interested in participating in a Knoxville Support Group?   The group held its first meeting on October 27.  Future meetings are being scheduled.  Contact Mark Bascom at

Tennessee Affiliate Board MeetingSaturday, January 24, 2015, 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

March 14, 2015 - Nashville - with presentations by Vanderbilt HD Clinic professionals, Peter Rosenberger (author of books about caring for the caregiver and host of a syndicated talk show about caregiving), and Jimmy Pollard (former administrator of a nursing home that specialized in HD Care and nationally-known speaker on HD care).

Fun While We Raise Funds

February 28 - Knoxville Yoga Festival-Emporium

May 9  - Nashville Family Festival, Kids' Talent Show, and Team Hope Walk

May 16 -Knoxville Fashion Show

May 17 - Farragut/Knoxville Half-marathon, 10K, 5K

June 20 - Lewisburg Walk

September 26 - Mt. Juliet Walk and 5K

                     Knoxville Walk and 5K

 Fall 2015 - Memphis 17th Annual Golf for a Cure

                   Chattanooga Walk (5K)


HDSA National Convention - 2015

The  30th Annual HDSA National Convention in Dallas, TX  is just around the corner.