Join us June 20, 2020
THE SAN JOSE TEAM HOPE WALK IS STILL ON AND ITS FREE!
WE ARE INTRODUCING A NEW, VIRTUALIZED EVENT THAT WILL BE FUN AND ENGAGING FOR EVERYONE.
THIS CHANGE IN FORMAT ALIGNS WITH THE NEWLY RELEASED CDC GUIDANCE FOR LARGE EVENTS, TO HELP ENSURE THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR PARTICIPANTS.
While COVID-19 disrupts everyone’s lives, HD continues to disrupt the lives of so many families near and dear to us. They rely on the education, care, and advocacy services your support provides, and for that reason we ask you to consider participating in the National Virtual Team Hope Walk and Kickoff!
Through it all, Family is Everything, and the HD Family will get through this…together.
Join the Pacific Region – and chapters and affiliates all across the country for a nationwide Virtual Team Hope Walk on Saturday, June 20!
Invite your Family, Friends and Coworkers to join us!
A virtual walk is a real walk, but on your terms. You get choose your own course. Now you can take part wherever you are…from the comfort and safety of your own home, around your yard, or even your neighborhood (following social distance guidelines, of course). Sign up now and participate in our virtual walk kickoff to raise money and awareness for HDSA mission programs in your community. All participants registered and funds raised during this virtual kickoff will help us build to our planned event.
Invite your family, friends, colleagues and health care providers to join you for the San Jose Virtual Team Hope Walk/Run on Saturday, June 20.
Whether you walk around the block, the neighborhood, or do a 1K run up & down your street the when, where and how far you walk is up to you. We are walking together all over the country.
Supporting HD families is an incredible reason to raise money. But we think you deserve something for your efforts. When you individually raise your first $100, you’ll receive a Team Hope t-shirt (at our event) And be eligible for even more great fundraising rewards/prizes. Details to follow.
Share a photo or video of yourself and use the hashtag #VirtualTeamHopeWalk to let everyone know you are walking for HDSA. You can also tag us @HDSA on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. And remember—a little thanks goes a long way. Be sure to tag supporters and thank those who have joined you to help you reach your goal!
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! To download the Team Hope Walk Participant Packet and check out the Team Hope website’s
Fundraising Tips & Tools (including some fundraising webinars!) and Participant Resources sections.
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 email@example.com
What is the Huntington’s Disease Society of America?
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the premier not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today, hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their families. To learn more, please visit www.hdsa.org
What is Huntington’s Disease?
Huntington’s disease is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities usually during their prime working years and has no cure. Every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of inheriting the faulty gene that causes the disease. Today, there are approximately 40,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. Huntington’s disease is described as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously. HD is characterized by a triad of symptoms, including progressive motor dysfunction, behavioral disturbance and cognitive decline.
About Team Hope
Team Hope is 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! Learn more by visiting www.hdsa.org/teamhope