HD Awareness

The Rarity of Huntington’s Disease in the San Francisco Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area is huge; approximately 7.75 million live in the North Bay, South Bay and East Bay. 

Because Huntington’s disease (HD) is a rare disease it affects approximately 100 people per million or 10 per 100,000.  Juvenile Huntington’s disease (JHD) occurs in approximately 16% of all cases. Huntington’s disease is not prevalent within any particular population. All races and ethnic groups, and both sexes are affected.

So, to put that in perspective, it equates to approximately 700 individuals in the Bay Area that are struggling with Huntington’s disease. 


My plea to the San Francisco Bay Area Residents is to please support the HDSA San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate‘s two (2) upcoming fundraisers to help in the fight against this rare, fatal, genetic brain disorder with NO CURE.

The 3rd Annual San Jose Team Hope 10K Timed Run & 5K Walk on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 at Campbell Park in Campbell CA. Runners will be timed by Record Timing and the top three runners will receive a medal. Sign up here

The 15th Annual San Francisco Team Hope 5K Walk & Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 at Chrissy Field, Sports Basement in San Francisco.  Sign up here 




We Can Never Lose HOPE…..

Author Therese Crutcher-Marin

I’m a Huntington’s disease advocate, Chair for the HDSA San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate, a blogger and an author.  Visit my website:  https://theresecrutchermarin.com

Please make a donation to the nonprofit, Huntington’s Disease Society of America, to help fight HD.


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