We ask for your prayers of hope and gratitude for our dear friend and hero, Dr. Nancy Wexler.
Learn more in NY Times article:
Haunted by a Gene
and new Ken Burns documentary: Genes: An Intimate Story
This year's event - our 31st! - was a huge success. We had over 400 attendees and raised approx. $15K more than last year! Thanks to our sponsors, donors, volunteers, singers, bidders, chance-takers, and Text-to-Donate -ers.
Please make checks payable to
"Catholic Healthcare Foundation" with "HD Unit" in the memo.
ArchCare Attn: Spirit of the Season
205 Lexington Avenue 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10016
The Spirit of the Season is the fund raising organization for the Mary and Jim White Unit for HD at the Terence Cardinal Cooke Center.
Recognized around the world as a leader in HD care, our unit is the largest HD residence in the United States. Today the unit provides a home for 48 residents with an ever growing waiting list.
We are committed to providing the highest quality of life for the residents through care that goes beyond a hospital to create a home.
The uniqure care we are able to offer is what makes a difference in the lives of our residents - therapies, events, and physical care as well as much needed equipment, family support, and staff recognition.
Stop by for a visit at the
249 5th Avenue New York, NY
Huntington's Disease is a degenerative brain disorder that erodes a victim's mental capacity and physical control. HD has been described as a combination of ALS, Alzheimers and Parkinsons Disease.
HD usually strikes between the ages of 30 and 50 and progresses very slowly, on average 15 years. More than 25,000 Americans suffer with HD. 125,000 are at risk for the disease.