Illinois Chapter of the Huntington's Disease Society of America to host 'Spring Fling' March 30

 
Submitted by Huntington’s Disease Society of America

The Illinois Chapter of the Huntington's Disease Society of America will host a "Spring Fling," a fundraising event that will include a fun night of dancing, music, and optional team trivia. The night will also consists of late-night bites including a cash bar to raise awareness to Huntington's disease.

The "Spring Fling" will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Arlington Lakes Golf Club, 1221 S. New Wilke Road, Arlington Heights.

Dress is casual attire. Cost is $50 per person. Full registration is 100 percent tax deductible. For tickets, visit hdsa.donordrive.com before 5 p.m. Thursday, March 28.

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 during their prime working years and has no cure. Each child of a parent with Huntington's disease has a 50/50 chance of inheriting the faulty gene that causes the disease.

Today, there are approximately 30,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. The symptoms of Huntington's disease are described as having ALS, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's -- simultaneously.

The Huntington's disease Society of America is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington's disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, Huntington's Disease Society of America is the world's leader in providing help for today and hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington's disease and their families.

To learn more about Huntington's disease and the work of the Huntington's Disease Society of America, visit www.HDSA.org or call (800) 345-HDSA.

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