Anna Canoni, granddaughter of Woody and Marjorie Guthrie, spoke at the 2018 HDSA Annual Convention in Los Angeles CA last June. Woody had Huntington’s disease (HD). Anna’s a great speaker and I was inspired by her talk about her grandmother, Marjorie Guthrie who is on my hero list. HD is a brain disease that is like having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimers at the same time. There is NO CURE.
History on Marjorie Guthrie: http://hdsa.org/about-hdsa/hdsa-history/
I first met Anna last summer when John and I were on a Midwest book tour promoting my nonfiction book Watching Their Dance. We attended the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah Oklahoma and some of the Guthrie family were there. I spoke with Anna and she purchased a copy of my book.
Therese is donating 100% of the proceeds from her book to Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA). In December, John and Therese gifted $9,015.00 to HDSA which was the profit from 2017 book sales. Please support this cause by purchasing a copy.
B & N: barnesandnoble.com