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Harding Academy of Memphis took part in working against Huntington's disease

The Memphis Team Hope Walk was hosted by the Huntington's Disease Society of America's Tennessee Chapter to raise money for medical research.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Saturday, the Huntington's Disease Society of America's (HDSA) Tennessee Chapter hosted the Memphis Team Hope Walk at Harding Academy.

Team Hope is HDSA’s largest national grassroots fundraising event, which takes place in over 100 cities across the U.S. and has raised more than $20 million for Huntington's disease since its inception in 2007. 

Huntington's disease is a brain disease that is passed down in families from generation to generation with symptoms described as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously. Today, there are approximately 41,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease.