HD in the News

Thank you!

Thank you!

 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

Thank you!

Thank you!

Thank you!

 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. 

Donate by check

Thank you!

Donate by check

Please make checks payable to

 "Catholic Healthcare Foundation"  with "HD Unit" in the memo.  

Mail to 

ArchCare  Attn: Spirit of the Season

205 Lexington  Avenue    3rd Fl. 

New York, NY 10016  



Mary & Jim White Unit for People with Huntington's Disease

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Over 30 Years of Care

What is Huntington's Disease?

Over 30 Years of Care

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.  

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What We Do

What is Huntington's Disease?

Over 30 Years of Care

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 

Mary and Jim White HD Unit  

249 5th Avenue New York, NY

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What is Huntington's Disease?

What is Huntington's Disease?

What is Huntington's Disease?

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.