Chapter Mission Statement:
The Huntington's Disease Society of America, Michigan Chapter and its Support Groups are a fellowship of relatives, friends and persons with HD, who share their experiences, strengths and hopes in order to solve common problems. We believe Huntington's Disease is a family illness that changed attitudes in addition to support can aid in living each day to its fullest!
This chapter and its Support Groups are not allied with any political entity or institution. We do not discriminate against anyone regardless of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, handicap, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by law.
We are self supporting through voluntary contributions, fund raisers and financial grants.
HDSA and our Michigan Chapter are dedicated to finding a cure and treatment for HD through research, patient and family services, education, and community services.
About the Huntington’s Disease Society of America
The Huntington’s Disease Society ofAmericais the largest 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s Disease. Founded in 1968 by Marjorie Guthrie, wife of folk legend Woody Guthrie who lost his battle with HD, the Society works tirelessly to provide the family services, education, advocacy and research to provide help for today, hope for tomorrow to the more than 30,000 people diagnosed with HD in theUnited States. Notably, HDSA funds the HDSA Coalition for the Cure, a collaboration of 16 international researchers, as part of the HD Drug Research Pipeline, which develops potential therapies to treat and eventually cure HD; and HDSA also supports 21 Centers of Excellence at major medical facilities throughout the U.S., where people with HD and their families receive comprehensive medical, psychological and social services, in addition to physical and occupational therapy and genetic testing and counseling. The Society is comprised of 38 local chapters and affiliates across the country with its headquarters inNew York City. Additionally, HDSA hosts more than 140 support groups for people with HD, their families, caregivers and people at-risk, and is the premiere resource on Huntington’s Disease for medical professionals and the general public. To learn more about Huntington’s Disease and to get involved in HDSA, please visitwww.hdsa.orgor call 1-800-345-HDSA, or call the Michigan Chapter at 1-800-909-0073.
How do proceeds benefit HDSA?
All proceeds support HDSA’s efforts to provide help for today, hope for tomorrow for families affected by HD.
Chapter Officers 2012-2013:
President: David Stickles
Vice President: Open
Treasurer: Cheryl Heinzman
Secretary: Christine Salewsky
HDSA - Michigan Chapter
1174 James Savage Road
Midland, MI 48640-5651
Chapter Office Number: 989-832-4170
Help Line Number: 800-909-0073
FAX Number: 989-832-4171