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Donate Today & Register to walk virtually this year. While we can’t be together, we can come together to keep talking about HD and supporting the important work happening right now. You choose your own course, your own time, and your own fundraising goal.

Event Inquiries
Beth Gustafson
814-871-7709
gustafso006@gannon.edu


Virtual Walker/Runner Registration (+ T-shirt) includes:
  • Virtual registration
  • Team Hope Walk T-Shirt shipped to your home address post event
  • One ticket for 26 chances to fabulous raffle items, if registered by 10/18/20 (must be 18 to receive a raffle ticket). Registrants will have until 10 am on 10/24/20 to select the item(s) they want to take a chance on. An email will be sent with full instructions to registrants using the email of registration.
To receive one free ticket for 26 chances, email teamhopeerie@gmail.com. Place the phrase “free raffle ticket request” in the subject line. In the body of the email state your name, age and address. Requests will be accepted until 10/18/2020. Participants will have until 10 am on 10/24/2020 to select the item(s) they want to take a chance on. A subsequent email will be sent with that information. No purchase or registration is necessary to receive a free ticket. Only one free ticket per individual. Must be 18 to receive a free ticket.


Virtual Walker/Runner Registration (No T-Shirt) includes:
  • Virtual registration
  • One ticket for 26 chances to fabulous raffle prizes, if registered by 10/18/20 (must be 18 to receive a raffle ticket). Registrants will have until 10 am on 10/24/20 to select the item(s) they want to take a chance on. An email will be sent with full instructions to registrants using the email of registration.
To receive one free ticket for 26 chances, email teamhopeerie@gmail.com. Place the phrase “free raffle ticket request” in the subject line. In the body of the email state your name, age and address. Requests will be accepted until 10/18/2020. Participants will have until 10 am on 10/24/2020 to select the item(s) they want to take a chance on. A subsequent email will be sent with that information. No purchase or registration is necessary to receive a free ticket. Only one free ticket per individual. Must be 18 to receive a free ticket.

Please note: this does not apply to the youth registration as they are not 18.


Join The Erie Pennsylvania Virtual Team Hope Walk

A virtual walk is a real walk, but on your terms: You get choose to your own course, you can walk in your local park, hiking trail, driveway, neighborhood, or in your house and even on treadmill! Invite your friends and family to be on your team, they can walk with you wherever you are. Sign up now and participate in the virtual walk by raising money and awareness for HD. Anyone no matter where they live can join our Virtual walk and participate. Invite everyone you know to be a part of this exciting new way to walk!

Step 1. Register for the Erie Pennsylvania Virtual Team Hope Walk! 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.

Step 3. 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 Pennsylvania 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.


Fundraising
Team Hope Walks aim to raise as much money possible in the local community to support the mission and services of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. There are many different fundraising strategies you may use to have a successful fundraising campaign, and HDSA suggests you use all of them! To download the Team Hope Walk Participant Packet and check out the Team Hope website’s Fundraising Tips & Tools (including some fundraising webinars!) and Participant Resources sections.
 
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.