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​Join us September 26, 2020

THE RHODE ISLAND TEAM HOPE WALK IS STILL ON AND ITS FREE!

WE ARE INTRODUCING A NEW, VIRTUALIZED EVENT THAT WILL BE FUN AND ENGAGING FOR EVERYONE.

Event inquiries:
Kerrie Dupre
Rhodeisland@hdsavolunteer.org
774-512-4048


​Join The Rhode Island Virtual Team Hope Walk
A virtual walk is a real walk, but on your terms: You get to choose your own course, you can walk in your driveway, neighborhood, in your house and even on treadmill! Sign up now and participate in the virtual walk by raising money and awareness. Your family, friends, colleagues and health care providers can join your Rhode Island Virtual Team Hope Walk on September 26, 2020.

Step 1. Register for the Rhode Island Team Hope Walk, IT'S FREE! Set your fundraising goal and begin making a difference in the lives of HD families. Recruit a team of friends, neighbors, and family to participate with you.

Step 2. Whether you walk around the block, the neighborhood or do a 1K run up & down your street when, where and how far you walk is up to you. We are walking together all over the state on Saturday September 26, 2020.

Step 3. Supporting HD families is an incredible reason to raise money. But we think you deserve something for your efforts. When you individually raise your first $100, you’ll receive a Team Hope Walk t-shirt that will be mailed to you. For this year just wear last year’s shirt or make your own. Keep raising funds to be eligible for even more great fundraising rewards. The way it will work this year- the #1 top fundraiser will have their pick of the pool of prizes, then the #2 fundraiser will make their pick and so forth. While more prizes will be announced, we want to share with you the following top fundraiser prizes up for grabs to the top 6 fundraisers. We will also be providing the top team with a fundraising prize!
  • One night stay- Boston Park Plaza with Blue Man Group tickets
  • Red Sox Tickets (2021 season)
  • Red Sox Item, provided by the MLB
  • Two Dinner for 4 cards- Chipotle (total value $100)
  • BarkBox - box of dog goodies (total value $35)
  • VIP Tour of the Polar Park construction site for the move of the Pawtucket Red Sox (Worcester, MA)
  • Tree Top Adventure in Canton
Please reach out to Kerrie with any questions at rhodeisland@HDSAvolunteer.org

Step 4. Share a photo of yourself and use #VirtualTeamHopeWalk to let us know where you are walking for HDSA. You can also tag us @HDSA on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. And remember—a little thanks goes a long way. Be sure to tag supporters and thank those who have joined you to help you reach your goal.
 

Why A Virtual Team Hope Walk
While COVID-19 disrupts everyone’s lives, HD continues to impact the lives of so many families near and dear to us. You’re a crucial part of the Rhode Island community that supports HDSA’s mission 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.


Sponsorships
We invite all local companies and small businesses to sponsor this Team Hope Walk. We depend on the generosity of sponsors, and by sponsoring a walk your company will be supporting a great cause as well as engaging in an exciting marketing opportunity within the local community. If your company is interested in sponsoring the walk, please email teamhope@hdsa.org!
    
 

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.

About Team Hope
Team Hope is HDSA’s largest national grassroots fundraising event. Thousands of families, friends, co-workers, neighbors and communities walk together each year to support HDSA's fight to improve the lives of people affected by HD and their families. From forming a team, to sponsoring an event, to volunteering, you too can help make a difference in so many lives. Join Team Hope for HD, and help us provide help for today, hope for tomorrow! Learn more by visiting www.hdsa.org/teamhope.



NOTE: This list only includes participants that created fundraising pages. This is not a full registration list.