Marjorie Guthrie’s Crusade Against Huntington’s Disease

Marjorie Guthrie’s Philosophy-Wife of Woody Guthrie who suffered from Huntington’s disease

“There must be a strong, well supported National organization to assure the widest possible distribution of all our educational materials to the HD families, doctors, neurologists…to the whole scientific community and health professionals everywhere.  http://hdsa.org/about-hdsa/hdsa-history/ 

We must continue our search for HD families everywhere.

We must give active support to conferences dealing specifically with HD as well as related disciplines and disorders.

We must support and develop chapters in their local efforts and TOGETHER with National CCHD create the necessary financial resources to do the work that must be done.

We must begin a program, albeit limited at this time…to serve affected families wherever they may be….sometimes within the area of a chapter and when necessary beyond the capability of a chapter.

We must do everything possible to improve and expand our communications with our chapters…the public at large…..affected and non-affected families.

We must cooperate with existing health agencies and the federal, state and city government to improve the status of HEALTH and HEALTH PROGRAMS as a national priority.

All of these efforts must be done within the financial capability and responsibility of our membership.

Finally we must recognize that RESEARCH means many things. Any research in the areas of genetics and brain and central nervous system…however identified…may contribute ultimately towards a cure, control and early detection of HD.

To assist and help the implementation of this “philosophy”, we must secure and ensure the services of a professional executive who shall be responsible to our Executive Committee and/or Board of Trustees and to the “philosophy” expressed.”      https://bluerailroad.wordpress.com/marjorie-guthrie-on-life-with-woody-guthrie/ 



Therese’s first book is a memoir/nonfiction, Watching Their Dance: Three Sisters, a Genetic Disease and Marrying into a Family At Risk for Huntington’s, is available on her author website  http://www.theresecrutchermarin.com   & on Amazon, B&N, & in Kindle, Kobo, Nook, iBooks file.

We can never lose HOPE…….Therese  

100% of the profits from Therese’s book is being donated to HDSA.


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