Huntington’s Disease (HD) is an inherited, progressively degenerative brain disorder that robs the patient of both mental faculties and physical control. There is currently no cure or effective treatment for HD. Members of Trinity United Methodist Church in New Freedom PA have seen the effects of Huntington’s Disease firsthand within our church family. Many of our congregation and community are thankful for good health and grateful for the opportunity it lends to host a fundraiser for Huntington’s Disease. It is in this spirit that we present our Do Something 4 Huntington’s Challenge.
The theme for this fundraiser came from a statement made by Marjorie Guthrie whose husband was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease more than fifty years ago. She started a support group (Committee to Combat Huntington Disease) in 1967 which vowed to “Do Something” about this devastating disease. We would like to continue her legacy by asking participants to walk or run as many miles as possible during the month of October. Our challenge is to complete 100 miles in 30 days. You may accomplish this activity indoors on a treadmill or outside enjoying the fresh air. The important thing is to remember to log your miles daily on our web site. Those who complete 100 miles will receive a Do Something 4 Huntington’s T-shirt.