Our Dream of a Cure for Huntington's
With the help of our community and caring donors throughout the country, our dream of a cure for Huntington's Disease may be realized. Sustained research, including genetic studies and clinical trials, is leading toward new treatments, earlier detection, and further understanding of how HD is passed from generation to generation.
Our family has joined the efforts of the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) in the battle against this disease. Our aim is to raise funds for research and heighten awareness in the community, but our ultimate goal is a cure within our lifetime.
In September of 2002 the first annual Hope for Huntington's Golf Classic was held at Glen Flora Country Club in Waukegan, Illinois. The $60,000 raised from the event was donated to researchers who are working toward a cure. Since then we have held five more golf classics, and each event has been increasingly successful. Because the amounts raised by these events are matched dollar for dollar by a silent donor, we have been able to raise over $1 million toward the cause.
The Hope for Huntington's Golf Classic includes a buffet lunch; a round of golf (including cart, greens fees and locker room); cocktails (cash bar); dinner; a raffle; a silent auction; and a live auction. There are various levels of sponsorship for the event, and the game is played in a "Scramble" format to make the outing more fun for golfers and non-golfers alike.
This year's event has yet to be scheduled. More information to come.
Past Golf Classics
|All Golf Classic photos courtesy of:|
Rosa D. Stefani
Distinct Ideas and Photography
The work involved in organizing and promoting the Golf Classic requires a year-round effort, and we are grateful for the help and support of many friends and family members who generously donate their time and resources to help us accomplish the task. We are amazed by and thankful for the continuing generosity of our friends and neighbors. We offer our heartfelt gratitude to the Hope for Huntington's Committee members, who have dedicated their efforts to helping us achieve our dream.
Hope for Huntington's Committee Members
Mike and Nancy Fiore
Aaron and Trisha Smrtnik Peaslee
Frank and Lea Bacci
Denise and Jacki Bloom
Ali and Joe Chekouras
Phil and Lynn Edwards
Mark and Michele Facchini
Donna and Steve Mocogni
Tiziano and Virginia Palandri
Steve and Erin Rokicki
Donna and Steve Ruelli
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