37,400 people

A sellout crowd at Fenway

The number of people in the US with Huntington’s disease (HD)

Despite the discovery of the genetic mutation—the ONLY cause of HD—in 1993, there is still no effective treatment or cure.

There are no survivors.

Called “the most curable incurable disease,” the rate-limiting step is money.

By making a donation to Huntington's research, you can be part of the progress that will lead to a cure.

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Through the story of the O’Brien family, I hope you’ve gained a compassionate awareness for what it feels like to live with Huntington’s. I also hope you’ll join me in putting that compassionate awareness into action.

By making a donation to Huntington’s research, YOU can be part of the progress that will lead to a cure. Please take a moment and click on the Readers in Action—Huntington's button to make a donation to Huntington’s research.

Thank you for taking the time to get involved, for turning your compassionate awareness into action. Let’s see how amazingly generous and powerful this readership can be!


Lisa Genova


The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today, hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their families. At HDSA, Family is everything.

Readers in Action—Huntington’s