Last January John and I began discussing the possibility of a book tour but it didn’t go too far until Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) agreed to allow me to promote my book at their 3-day National Convention in Chicago in June. Now, we are less than a month of leaving, so we’re busy packing our new RV to visit states and places we have never been to before.
Leaving California for three months is somewhat daunting but we did it in 2010 in our 5th wheel. On that trip, we visited family and friends on our way to Virginia, where my older sister, Ellen, lives. From Virginia we headed to the Outer Banks in North Carolina, saw Kitty Hawk and then drove south through Georgia, Texas and on to San Diego to see our daughter Vanessa at C.S.U., San Diego before heading back to Northern California.
This trip will focus on attending events to heighten awareness of Huntington’s disease and I hope to sell many books, because the more books I sell, the more money I can donate to HDSA. We’ll also be exploring the beautiful places in each of the states we visit.
Here is what’s planned the first month of the trip: Yippee!!!!
1st stop-Shawnee Kansas where my Aunt Trina, Aunt Nancy and cousins live. On June 17, John, some of my relatives and myself will participate in the Lenexa Kansas HDSA Team HOPE Walk. I will also promote my book. If you live in the area, please sign up to support this worthy cause. https://hdsa.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=1083
June 19 & 20-LeClaire, Iowa. Visit the store of TV show American Pickers. http://www.antiquearchaeology.com/locations.php We love the show!
June 22-Schaumburg, Illinois. HDSA National Convention. I will participate in HDSA Leadership Day representing Northern California Chapter Board of Directors.
June 23, 24, 25-Schaumburg, Illinois. HDSA National Convention.The HDSA Convention is the world’s largest Huntington’s disease family event bringing together the best of education, advocacy and research to create three days of family-focused learning for the Huntington’s disease community. I hope to meet many of my Facebook friends and, of course, promote my book. http://hdsa.org/about-hdsa/annual-convention/
Tour Chicago area and spend a few days in Michigan.
To purchase Watching Their Dance: Three Sisters, a Genetic Disease and Marrying into a Family At Risk for Huntington’s, please click here: http://www.theresecrutchermarin.com 100% of the proceeds is being donated to HDSA to help in the fight against Huntington’s disease.
We can never lose HOPE…………Therese