LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Sept. 25, 2012) - Huntington's Disease (HD) is an inherited genetic disorder that affects the brain and eventually mental and motor function.
Early symptoms may include uncontrolled movements, clumsiness or balance problems. Later, HD can take away the ability to walk, talk or swallow.
There are about 30,000 people in the United States suffering from the disease with 250,000 at-risk. And there is no cure.
Cindy Hillyer and Scott Mize are working to raise awareness of Huntington's Disease with a benefit walk at the Walk, Raffle and Roll Fall Festival.
The Team Hope Walk will be held Saturday, September 29 at the Clinton Presidential Center Park. There will be live music, a silent auction, raffle, a magic show, kid's corner and more. Registration kicks off at 8 a.m. with the walk beginning at 10 a.m.
Cost to register is $10 and can be completed online. That includes a T-shirt and lunch.
Proceeds will go towards the Huntington's Disease Society of America.
The Huntington's Disease Society of America is the largest non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington's Disease.