NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Louisiana Affiliate of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) will host the Nola Team Hope Walk & Education Day on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 8:30 a.m. at Ochsner Medical Center. The event will kick off with breakfast, and education day, and then end with a Team Hope Walk! All proceeds support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of people affected by Huntington’s disease (HD) and their families. 

“Ochsner Main Campus of New Orleans is thrilled to host HDSA’s Team Hope Walk, bringing the HD community of Southeast Louisiana and beyond together, in person, once again,” said Anne Marie Savoy, LMSW, Clinical Coordinator at the HDSA Center of Excellence at Ochsner Health. “After so much time apart, this year’s Team Hope Walk will provide a chance for the HD community to come together for inspiration, support, and hope for the future. I am so excited to gather our HD family in person and walk together for HDSA this year. 

Team Hope is HDSA’s largest national grassroots fundraising event, which takes place in over 100 cities across the U.S. and has raised more than $20 million for HD since its inception in 2007. Thousands of families, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and communities walk together each year to support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of people affected by HD and their families.  

For more information about the event, please contact Anne Marie Savoy (annemarie.savoy@ochsner.org, 504-842-8771). Online registration and donation can be found at hdsa.org/thwnola

HDSA’s Team Hope Walk Program is nationally sponsored by Genentech and Teva Pharmaceuticals.