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Raffle Prizes at HDSA Virtual Event on June 20th

Fran & Keith Marin, Event Coordinators

When you sign up for the 1st San Jose VIRTUAL Team Hope 10K Run & 5K Walk, you will be entered into 11 raffles.

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It’s FREE to join and donations are welcomed and appreciated!

Pictures & value of the 11 raffle prizes.


$116.00 value

$50.00 value

$25.00 value

$50.00 value

$200.00 value

two free meal items

$17.00 value

$65.00 value


Proceeds from the fundraiser, goes to the nonprofit, HDSA, to help in the fight against Huntington’s disease.

We Can Never Lose HOPE…..


Fundraising, HDSA San Francisco Bay Area AFFILIATE

A Virtual 10K Run & 5K Walk for Huntington’s Disease

It’s count down time!  Eighteen (18) days until the San Jose VIRTUAL Team Hope 10K Run & 5K Walk to help in the fight against Huntington’s disease.  (June 20th)

It’s FREE to join!  Donations are welcomed and appreciated!

Join, signup, here for the Run and Walk

The HDSA San Jose Team Hope 10K Run & 5K Walk is usually held at Campbell Park on the Los Gatos Creek Trail, but due to the Coronavirus, the event was changed to a VIRTUAL fundraiser.


Due to the economic impact of COVID-19, we anticipate raising most of our funds through peer-to-peer fundraising.  And we want to reward you for your hard work and effort!  

Local RAFFLE: (gift cards will be mailed)

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$100 Gift Card for “The Table” restaurant in Willow Glen
$100 Gift Certificate from “Sprouts Farmers Market”


To help support and reward your amazing fundraising achievement to support the HDSA mission, HDSA is launching new Incentives!

$100+: HDSA Team Hope T-Shirt

$125+: HDSA Family is Everything Brandanna (facecovering)

$500+: HDSA Team Hope Contigo Water Bottle

$1,000+: HDSA Portable Cooler Totebag

$2000+: HDSA Stadium Blanket

The T-shirts and Face coverings will be shipped on a regular basis as the fundraising goals are met.  The water bottle, cooler and stadium blanket will be shipped in December for fundraising achievements through November 30, 2020

We Can Never Lose HOPE….



“A Heart 4 Huntington’s” Beer Fundraiser

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, come to Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma on February 3rd and help in the fight against Huntington’s disease.  Lagunitas Brewing Company Address:  1280 N. McDowell Blvd.

A $20 entry fee, that includes a beverage, will get you in and you can wind down from your Monday while listening and/or dancing to the popular Sonoma County band, Poyntlyss Sistars Rockin’ Show Band

To purchase tickets, visit:

A food truck will be on site.  For $20, you can get an all you can eat taco dinner.

This is a fundraiser for the nonprofit, Huntington’s Disease Society of America.


HDSA’s NYC Marathon Team Raises More than $133,000

Every year, Huntington’s Disease Society of America forms a team to run in the NYC Marathon as a fundraising event. The event is usually around the first of November.  The pictures above are from the November 6, 2019 Marathon. 

Our daughter, Vanessa, and daughter-in-law, Fran, ran in the 2016 NYC Marathon.  Our family traveled to NYC to cheer them on.  It was an incredible experience, so festive, fun and positive.  Vanessa and Fran were ecstatic because they cut 10 minutes off their marathon time.  Thousands of people cheered them on through the boroughs of New York.

It’s a great fundraiser for HDSA and creates awareness at the same time.  To read more about the HDSA Team, visit:


The pictures above are of Vanessa and Fran running in the 2016 NYC Marathon for Huntington’s disease.

We Can Never Lose HOPE……


Halloween & Hounds 4 Huntington’s Event


                                             It’s Halloween Time!

This Saturday, October 26th, bring the family and your pooch dressed up in Halloween Costumes and participate in the

   Hounds 4 Huntington’s Dog Costume Walk 

Where:  Shollenberger Park in Petaluma. See link for directions cityofpetalumashollenberger

Time:  The Walk starts at 9 a.m. along the beautiful 2-mile loop that walks out by the Petaluma River.  (It is wheelchair accessible)

Why:  To help in the fight against Huntington’s disease; a rare, genetic brain disorder with NO CURE.

Dress your pooch(s) in costume and enter them in contests for best dog costume, biggest dog, smallest dog!

We have great raffle prizes for kids and wine prizes for adults.

Registration:  Walk Up Registration $25 for 1st dog & $10 for each additional dog.

Or register online:




San Jose Huntington’s Disease 5K Walk & 10K Run Was A Success!

On Saturday, June 22nd, at the Campbell Park in the San Jose area, the 1st Huntington’s Walk/Run was held on the beautiful Los Gatos Creek Trail.  The event raised approximately $13,000.00.

The 10K Runners took off at 9 a.m. and the 5K Walkers at 9:15 a.m.

The results from the 10K Run.                              


This will be an Annual Event every June.  Once we have secured the 2020 date with the City of Campbell we will begin publicizing it!

The San Jose Team Hope committee thanks all the sponsors and all the folks for coming out and helping in the fight against Huntington’s disease (HD).  HD is a rare, fatal, genetic brain disorder that has the symptoms of ALS, Alzheimers, and Parkinson’s at the same time.  And there is NO CURE.

If you were unable to attend, you can still donate to the event at:

We Can Never Lose HOPE……….

Author Therese Crutcher-Marin





Attention All Runners in the San Francisco Bay Area!

The 1st Team Hope 5K Walk & 10K Timed Run is this Saturday, June 22nd.

           It’s not too late.  You can walk up and register

                                     the morning of the event!



Where:  Campbell Park, E. Campbell Avenue & Gillman Avenue, Campbell CA.

Time:  Check-in: 8 am

Race Time:  Runners-9am & Walkers 9:15 am

Cost:  Runners-$60      Walkers-$25       Children under 12-$10

Why:  You will be helping in the fight against Huntington’s disease that has NO CURE. This is a fundraiser for the nonprofit, Huntington’s Disease Society of America, whose mission is to help everyone affected by Huntington’s disease (HD) and their family. what is HD?

Contact:  Therese Crutcher-Marin 530 906-8415

After Event at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery.  Rock Bottom will donate 10% of all Sales that day to HDSA.  Come and have lunch!!  Tell your server you are there for Huntington’s disease.


We Can Never Lose HOPE……………….


Fundraising, HD Advocates

Trey Gray-Drumming Up Huntington’s Disease Awareness

Trey Gray, a famous drummer, and his friends held a special evening at the Vegetable Buddies establishment in South Bend Indiana last October.  The band hosted a concert, and because of his notoriety, Trey raised $50,000.00. These dollars are  being donated to the nonprofit Trey started in 2015, the Huntington’s Disease Foundation.

The Huntington’s Disease Foundation was founded in 2015 by co-founders Trey Gray, Doug Michael and Anett Pappas. The Foundation is recognized and registered in Texas as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charity.   The Huntingtons Disease Foundation

To watch the television news report regarding Trey’s concert, please click on link below:

We Can Never Lose HOPE….

Trey wrote a book jacket comment that appears on the back cover of Watching Their Dance.  100% of the profits are being donated to the nonprofit, Huntington’s Disease Society of America, HDSA.  

The book is available on Therese’s author website & many book websites like Amazon

Family, Fundraising

HDSA Sacramento Team HOPE Walk

A heartwarming story about Natalya Gonzalez, whose family struggles with Huntington’s disease. The family lives in the County of Yolo, a county located in the northern portion of the U.S. state of California.

“A typical day for Natalya Gonzalez involves far more responsibilities and challenges than those of an average sixth-grader. The Yolo Middle School student balances schoolwork with family responsibilities as she pitches in at home to help her mother care for her father and an older sister, who both suffer from Huntington’s Disease, a debilitating genetic disorder.” Full article:  Yolo Student Thrives Despite Challenges

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America Northern California Chapter is organizing a Sacramento Team HOPE Walk to help families, like the Gonzalez’s.  Come out and walk on Saturday, Sept. 8th, at the River Walk Park in West Sacramento.  To sign up or donate to the event, go to 

FB page


We Can Never Lose HOPE….


Sacramento Team HOPE Walk-Sept. 8

We are getting close to the Sacramento Team Hope Walk.  Create your own Team and help the Northern California Chapter fundraise to continue supporting the four (4) Center of Excellences in Northern California, and the seven (7) Huntington’s Disease Support Group Facilitators.

Sign up here to participate:


UC Davis Medical Center-Sacramento,


UCSF Medical Center

Stanford  Health Care-Bay Area

We Can Never Lose HOPE……………

Sponsor of Hope Walk