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HDSA Team Hope Walk - Returns October 8th!

Irmo, SC 10/02/2023 - The Huntington's Disease Society of America's (HDSA) South Carolina Affiliate will be hosting the Team Hope Walk - Columbia, SC on Sunday, October 8th at 1:00 PM, at the Community Park of Irmo, 7507 Eastview Drive, in Irmo, SC.

Team Hope is HDSA’s largest national grassroots fundraising event, which takes place in over 100 cities across the U.S. and has raised more than $24 million for Huntington's disease since its inception in 2007. Thousands of families, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and communities walk together each year to support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of people affected by Huntington's disease and their families.

Huntington’s disease is a fatal genetic disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain that is described as having ALS, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's disease all at once. Today, there are approximately 41,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at risk of inheriting the disease.

“It is always epic to witness the passion of families in the HD community and how they come together at the Team Hope Walk event. Each time the pariticpants bring more energy and give newcomers soo much hope,” said Melissa Wind, HDSA’s South Regional Development Officer. “Like at a family reunion, so much comfort is found through an enbrace, after a long time away, catching up and walking together, each year.”


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