Coastin' to Carolina is a 1200 mile bicycle ride down the Atlantic Coast, from Bar Harbor, ME to Raleigh, NC, via the Jersey Shore, the DelMarVa Peninsula and the Outer Banks, for the 25th Annual HDSA Convention (June 25-27, 2010). In 1967 Marjorie Guthrie, the widow of famed folksinger Woody Guthrie, founded the Committee to Combat Huntington's Disease, which evolved into the Huntington's disease Society of America. As in the prior eleven rides, the purpose of the ride remains heightening public awareness of Huntington's disease and raising funds for family services and research towards a cure.

What is Huntington's?

Huntington's Disease (HD) is a neurological, familial disease, passed from parent to child through a mutation on the 4th chromosome. Each child of an HD parent has a 50-50 chance of inheriting the gene which causes degeneration of brain cells, resulting in the loss of ability to walk, think, talk, reason and swallow. Onset generally appears at midlife, but in some, onset occurs in childhood (juvenile HD) or in old age (late onset). The disease profoundly affects the lives of entire families, as the person with HD becomes totally dependent on others for his/her care. About one in 10,000 Americans have this disease. Since 1993, a genetic test has been available to those at-risk, to determine whether or not (s)he carries the HD gene. The test does not indicate at what age the disease will develop.
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Your contribution will support efforts to improve the lives of people affected by HD and their families, through programs of research, family services, education and advocacy.

Great News!!

All of us involved with this ride here in Grand Junction and on the road want to express a special thanks and shout out "Great Going!" to the HD Support Group in Lewiston, Idaho. We have just gotten word from them that their "Hog and Grogg" (pig roast) event was a fabulous success. They informed Marie that they will be writing a check for the ride for the amount of $19,000.00. Great Job! All involved with HD thank you.
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