HelpCureHD Luncheon 2018
Houston– With the support of Houston Astros pitcher Joe Smith and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), about 100 Huntington’s disease patients and their families got to relax for a few hours and take in a ballgame at Minute Maid Park.
Houston– The Houston community joined together at Tootsies, Houston’s foremost luxurious shopping destination, to learn about Huntington’s Disease on Tuesday, August 28th. The private luncheon started with a champagne reception to mingle, fashion show and a silent auction with an array of Houston Astros experience and memorabilia.
Houston– Houston Astros pitcher Joe Smith and TNT Sports reporter Allie LaForce, founders of HelpCureHD, hosted a private event to raise awareness about The HelpCureHD Foundation and Huntington Disease.
Houston — Smith and LaForce plan to incorporate IVF treatments into their family planning. That way, they can select embryos that don’t have the Huntington’s disease gene.
But, as LaForce explained, each round costs around $25,000. “Fortunately, we’re able to afford that. There are so many families that can’t.”
Cleveland_Clinic_Host: Huntington’s Disease (HD) is a disease that affects the brain and causes unsteady and uncontrollable movements in the hands, feet, and face, as well as mental illness. People who have HD develop abnormal movements that eventually affect activities such as walking, talking, and swallowing. HD is an inherited disease; a parent passes it to his or her child. It is also a progressive disease, meaning it gets worse over time, and movement and everyday activities become increasingly harder. Depending on the patient’s age, he or she may suffer with HD for up to 30 years.
Huntington’s disease (HD) is a genetic disease (inherited from a parent) that affects the brain and causes unsteady and uncontrollable movements in the hands, feet, and face. These abnormal movements eventually affect such activities as walking, talking, and swallowing. Psychiatric and behavioral problems are also very common and may often be harder to manage than the involuntary movements themselves.
ATHLETES AND CAUSES – LOCAL BALLPLAYERS GIVE BACK
Tonight was a special night for a number of local athletes at the event “Athletes and Causes”
CLEVELAND — While many players around the Majors may be sporting the names of family members, friends or former coaches on their “thank you” patch of their Players Weekendjerseys, Indians reliever Joe Smith took a different route.