Deadline: July 31
Show us the best photo of this historical year! We want to see your selfies, your virtual walk photos, and your triumphs. Each registration includes one photo submission and a feature on the national website in a gallery of photos.
This will be for the ENTIRE MONTH OF JULY
The photos will be judged by a panel and the top 5 photos will be put on social media for one week of mass voting (Week of Aug 10).
The winning photo will be featured in the HDSA Year in Review publication, and win a $100 Shop Moment gift card to upgrade your camera gear.
Your donations help move our mission forward every day. We appreciate your support!
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.