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Virtual Trivia Night with Local Beer from Sonoma County

The HDSA San FranciscoBay Area Affiliate  is hosting a local fundraiser in Sonoma County with local beer companies from Petaluma, HenHouse, Lagunitas, and Bear Republic.

It’s a unique event because participants will pick up their beer in Petaluma, form teams and play a virtual game of trivia at their home.  Here’s the details:

Enjoy a night of Trivia while sipping on Local Brewing Company beer!

Sunday, April 25, 2021 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Open to San Francisco North Bay residents (Sonoma County).

Must be 21 or older to participate.

$40 per person, each person will receive 4 beers compliments of HenHouse, Lagunitas and Bear Republic.  (while supplies last)

Form a trivia team (any number of people can be a team), enjoy local brews, and compete for a case of beer (24 – 16 oz cans) from HenHouse, Lagunitas or Bear Republic Brewing Companies in Petaluma and Rohnert Park  

Please pick up your beer at 15 Cleveland Lane, Petaluma on Saturday April 24 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Sunday April 25 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Call Vanessa Garrett at 530 906-3950 to arrange pick up.

Call Therese Crutcher-Marin at 530 906-8415 to arrange delivery. Delivery only by prearranged circumstances.

To signup, visit:

Author Therese Crutcher-Marin

I’m a Huntington’s Disease advocate, the Chair for the HDSA San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate, a writer and a blogger.  Visit my website at:

We Can Never Lose Hope…


AmazonSmile-An Easy Way to Donate to Your Favorite Charity

The Holiday Season is here so when making purchases on Amazon, use  AmazonSmile  and support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop with Amazon.

Author Therese Crutcher-Marin, HD Advocate

My charity is Huntington’s Disease Society of America 

Shoppers who start at will find the same Amazon they know and love, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice.

1. Visit

2. Sign in with your credentials

3. Choose a charitable organization to receive donations, or search for the charity of your choice

4. Select your charity

4. Start shopping!

We Can Never Lose HOPE……………..


Hold Your Yodel! A Virtual Oktoberfest Tasting Event

Author Therese Crutcher-Marin

Hold your Yodel, not all Oktoberfest events are canceled for this year…
That’s right; have we got a treat for you! 

You may not be able to be at your favorite festival with several hundred of your closest friends, family, and neighbors but you sure can still enjoy craft beer! Oktoberfest is most definitely one of those times that we look forward to gathering in the Fall for this amazing German tradition with great food, music and of course beer.

Register here to receive the beer before October 1st.

We will gather with Nathan, owner of Angry Horse Brewery and learn a little bit about what goes into making incredible beer and the fixings to go with it!  You don’t even have to leave your doorstep.  Just click on the link, place your order and Angry Horse will ship your “tasting pack” straight to your home. Simple, fast and easy and all for a great cause!  Angry Horse is graciously donating their time, talents and all proceeds for this event will go back to Huntington’s Disease Society of America to support families with Huntington’s Disease.

Although Angry Horse has a full selection of beers, here’s a little peak of a few beers we will be tasting: 

A dark colored lager traditionally brewed in March and fermented throughout the summer Months.  This Marzen style beer has rich malt flavors, subtle hops and is easily drinkable.

A New England Style IPA with Aromas of papaya, raspberries and pine are accompanied by hearty, bread-y notes.

Regal Beagle – Blond Ale
A delicate ale. The English hops produce notes of oolong tea and subtle hints of orange. Earthy undertones.

Purple AF (And Fermented) – Hibiscus Saison
A delicate ale. The English hops produce notes of oolong tea and subtle hints of orange. Earthy undertones. This a bonus “featured” beer that will be available to purchase as an optional add on.

The Beast – Belgium Golden Strong (Only availble with “Oktoberfest Box” purchase)
The Beast, our Belgian Golden Strong Ale comes in at 8.5% ABV. It’s spicy and distinctive with a strong ester profile. The big fruity flavor and artfully balanced hop character opens up to warming alcoholic touch. It debuted as a limited edition at Los Angeles County Beer Week in 2017.

We Can Never Lose HOPE…………


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.

Photo by alykat on / CC BY

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)

Photo by alykat on / CC BY


$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….



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