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Imagine having amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, called ALS, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease – all at the same time. This is how some Oklahomans with Huntington’s disease describe the management of devastating brain disease. Huntington’s disease advocates are organizing an upcoming march to raise funds for increased awareness. “It can affect memory, behavior, personality, movement,” said Andrea Garrett, Oklahoma president for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. . Huntington’s disease is a brain disease passed down through families from generation to generation. About 41,000 Americans show symptoms of the disease and 200,000 are at risk of inheriting it. “Any child of a person positive with the gene has a 50% chance of getting it,” Garrett said. At the moment, there is no cure – and treatment is difficult. “Part of the difficult part of the treatment is that something can work for a while before the situation gradually gets worse,” she said. The Oklahoma Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America is hosting a Sunday team walk at 1:00 pm at Bluff Creek Park. Money raised will go towards research and awareness programs. For more information on the ride, visit the As Seen On section.

Imagine having amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, called ALS, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease – all at the same time.

This is how some Oklahomans with Huntington’s disease describe the treatment for devastating brain disease.

Huntington’s disease advocates are organizing an upcoming march to raise funds for increased awareness.

“It can affect memory, it can affect behavior, it can affect personality, it can affect movement,” said Andrea Garrett, Oklahoma president for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.

Huntington’s disease is a brain disease passed down through families from generation to generation.

About 41,000 Americans show symptoms of the disease and 200,000 are at risk of inheriting it.

“Any child of a person positive with the gene has a 50% chance of getting it,” Garrett said.

At present, there is no cure – and treatment is difficult.

“Part of the hard part of treatment is that something can work for a while before it gradually gets worse,” she said.

The Oklahoma Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America is holding a 1 p.m. Sunday Team Walk at Bluff Creek Park.

The money raised will go to research and awareness programs.

For more information on the ride, go to the As Seen On section.

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