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Hot Rods for Huntington's Disease! A Disease that needs to be heard of.

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    Danielle Karlson-Perrott

Danielle Karlson-Perrott

The world-famous Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Illinois will be the site of the first annual Hot Rods for Huntington's Disease charity event. On Saturday, June 22 hot-rodders from all over northern Illinois will gather in support of efforts to battle this debilitating disease. Hot Rods for HD will run from 10 am until 4 pm and will feature hundreds of souped-up cars and vintage classic vehicles, live music from two bands, players from the Chicago Bliss, a silent auction, food/drink and much, much more.

Have you heard of Parkinson's Disease? What about Alzheimer's? Most likely you have. What about Huntington's Disease? Probably not. An Algonquin family is working harder than ever this year to gather support for research and the treatment of Huntington's Disease. The family says "Word of this disease needs to be heard!" One in every 10,000 americans are affected by Huntington's Disease. There is no cure and it is always fatal.

Danielle Perrott, board member for the Illinois Chapter of the Huntington's Disease Society of America, and her husband Charles, have worked together to plan 'the event of the summer' in the name of the disease. Charles and his mother Pamela are both HD positive. 

Danielle was recently elected to the board of directors of the IL Chapter of HDSA. Soon afterwards she was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to host an event. Danielle and Charles combined his passion for cars and her passion for fundraising to create Hot Rods for Huntington's Disease.

The Perrott family says 'We hope people will take the time to learn more about Huntington's Disease and possibly donate to our cause. Please come out to Hot Rods for Huntington's Disease and enjoy a fun-filled, family day in the sun all while doing something nice for someone else.'

Contact: Danielle Karlson-Perrot