Louisville, KY, October 27, 2018- The Kentucky Chapter of the Huntington's Disease Society of America is excited to announce a “Halloween Bash” in Louisville on Saturday October 27, 2018 from 8PM until 1AM. The location is the Mercury Ballroom, 611 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202. There will be live dance music from V-Groove and D.J. Mike Ballard, along with a night of unusual and interesting theatrics such as CirqueLouis performers, fire dancing, stilt walkers, choreographed dance performers and so much more.
White Castle cheeseburgers will be handed out at 11pm and there will be a cash bar available. The new young, owners of ‘Encore’ restaurant (as of 9-1-17) Tabitha & Timothy Salisbury are donating yummy hot appetizers to our VIP crowd upstairs. You must be 21 or older to attend this event and a valid ID is required. Tickets online will cost $35 and VIP tickets will cost $75. Group tickets online can be purchased for only $25. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.HDSAhalloween.com. The Kentucky HDSA chapter would like to give special thanks to our partner sponsor TEVA pharmaceuticals who donated $5,000. In the unfortunate circumstance you cannot come to the event, but would still like to donate please contact me John Klarer, my email is [email protected] and my cell is 502-608-9460 or you can donate directly online at www.HDSAhalloween.com
In the all-inclusive spirit of the event, costumes are highly encouraged! Proceeds from the Halloween Bash support the mission and programs of HDSA, the largest voluntary health agency dedicated to finding a cure and providing assistance to those individuals living daily with HD. More than a fundraiser, it will be a time for the entire community to join together in a night of celebration, theatrics and great dance music.
Chapter President, Megan McClain, says, "I'm personally involved with this organization because of the family I found with HDSA Kentucky Chapter when my mom was suffering from HD. I was in the 8th grade when she began showing signs, and my family members had to gradually take on the role of caregiving up until the time of her passing in 2005. My mom's strength through all of this empowered me to get involved in the HD Community and to give back the support they showed my family. This Halloween Bash is one way for me to do that."
About Huntington’s Disease:
Huntington’s disease is a rare neuro-degenerative brain disorder that devastates families for generations upon generations—emotionally, socially, and economically. HD slowly diminishes the affected individual’s ability to walk, think, talk and reason. Symptoms usually appear in an individual between 30 and 50 years of age and progress over a 10 to 25 year period. Juvenile HD has been diagnosed in children as young as two years of age. Eventually, a person with HD becomes totally dependent upon others for his or her care. More than 30,000 people in the United States are currently diagnosed with HD and over 250,000 people are at risk. Each sibling and children of those diagnosed with HD have a 50 percent risk of developing the disease.
About the Huntington’s Disease Society of America:
The Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) is a not-for-profit health organization dedicated to improving the lives of those living with Huntington's Disease, funding scientific research toward a cure, and educating others about this disease. The HDSA currently supports over 40 scientists in North America and around the world. The HDSA also offers a toll-free information hotline for physicians and patients and is divided into statewide chapters to reach out at a community level to individuals with Huntington's disease. The HDSA is a registered 501(c)3 charity.
John Klarer, Event Creator
email: [email protected]
HDSA Kentucky Chapter
982 Eastern Parkway
Louisville, KY 40217