Takes place Saturday, May 8th at Otsiningo Park

Binghamton, NY (March 18, 2021) – The Northeast Region of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) will host the Binghamton Team Hope Walk & Ann’s 5K Race on Saturday, May 8th at 10:00 AM (EST) Otsiningo Park with a virtual component. Each year, the event is held in honor and named after Ann Trip, currently battling Huntington’s disease (HD). All proceeds support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of people affected by HD and their families. 

“Ann always has a smile on her face and no matter what the situation is, she knows that God is on her team,” said Sally Forbidussi, Event Coordinator. “​Please join us to celebrate the people living with HD and honor those who have died from the disease. Together, we can spread awareness, raise money for the needed research, and hold onto that kite string for the cure!” 

A virtual walk is a real walk, but on your terms: You get to choose your own course, you can walk in your in your house, driveway, neighborhood, local park, hike trail, and even on treadmill! 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 $14 million for HD since its inception in 2007. Thousands of families, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and communities walk together each year to support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of people affected by HD and their families.  

For more information about the event, please contact Sally Forbidussi (sallyforbidussi423@gmail.com, 607-237-4427). Online registration and donation can be found at hdsa.org/thwanns5k 

HDSA's Team Hope Walk Program is nationally sponsored by Genentech and Teva Pharmaceuticals.  


Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities during their prime working years and has no cure. Every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of inheriting the faulty gene. Today, there are approximately 41,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. The symptoms of HD are described as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously.

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by HD. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today and hope for tomorrow for people with HD and their families. HDSA was founded in 1967 by Marjorie Guthrie, the wife of legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie. Woody died from HD complications when he was only 55 years old, but the Guthrie family legacy lives on at HDSA to this day.

To learn more about Huntington’s disease and the work of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, visit www.hdsa.org or call (800)345-HDSA.