Dear Friends of Help 4 JHD,
On June 13 the JHD and HD community came together to bring support and awareness of the JHD Research
Initiative at the UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures. This has been an eight-month-long campaign for
Help 4 HD International and because of the efforts of many incredible volunteers, friends and family, more
than 250 community members, and JHD families attended the walk.
This event thus far has raised more than $12,000 dollars which will go directly to Dr. Jan Nolta's lab for the
JHD Research Initiative. Before we close off this campaign we wish to do a final push for donations which will
go directly to this very important research. 100% of this money will go directly to Jan's lab. Please forward this
link to everyone you know to support this very important cause. Click on the "Donate" button at the top of this
page. Our JHD families need this research. Thank you for your support!
What is Huntingtons Disease and Juvenile Huntington's Disease?
An autosomal dominant and fatal neurogenetic disease, HD is passed down from generation to generation.
Individuals who have tested positive for Huntington's disease suffer with cognitive impairment, psychiatric
behaviors, and involuntary movements. There is no treatment to slow progression or cure individuals living
with Huntington's disease. Juvenile Huntington's disease (JHD) is more progressive and cruel. Children with
JHD have seizures, tremors, dystonia. They lose their ability to walk, talk, and usually end up with feeding
tubes as they lose their ability to eat, chew and swallow.
It's time to make our JHD kids priority number one. Its time to help our children and families who are suffering
with Juvenile Huntington's disease. Please join us to support JHD research. Please support this effort to
eradicate JHD. We appreciate your time and consideration in supporting this very important cause.