Dear ___NAME___, I recently joined Team Run for HD to raise money and awareness for Huntington's disease. Huntington's disease (HD) is a devastating, hereditary, degenerative brain disorder that results in a loss of cognitive, behavioral, and physical control, and for which presently there is no cure. Many describe the symptoms of HD as having ALS, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s simultaneously. All funds raised will go to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA), which provides vital support and services to improve the lives of those affected by HD, and funds research to find a cure. In addition, advances in HD research will help lead to cures for other neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. To learn more, please visit www.TeamRunForHD.com. I am running the ___RACE NAME & DISTANCE___ on ___RACE DATE___ and I would like to ask for your support as I try to raise ___YOUR PERSONAL FUNDRAISING GOAL___. A donation of any size will bring us closer to finding a cure for Huntington’s disease and will provide help for today and hope for tomorrow to those affected by HD. Your charitable contribution is 100% tax deductible. When you donate online at: ___YOUR DONORDRIVE LINK___ you will automatically get an email receipt for your records. Or you can send a check, made payable to “HDSA,” to ___YOUR NAME & STREET ADDRESS___. Your contribution will go toward research to develop potential therapies to treat and eventually cure HD. It will also help fund resources for people with HD, their families, caregivers, and those at-risk, including: specialty medical centers, family services, education, advocacy. Please consider making a donation; the cure starts here! Thank you for supporting this important cause! View my personal Team Run for HD page at: ___YOUR DONORDRIVE LINK___ Sincerely, ___YOUR NAME___ MAKE IT YOUR OWN! INCLUDE INFO SUCH AS: -Have you been personally affected by HD? If yes, how so? -Why did you decide to join Team Run for HD? -How did you get into running? -Is this your first race? Or are you an experienced runner trying to improve your time? -Insert a photo of yourself running if you have one. HELP OUR TEAM GROW! -Do you know other runners? Please spread the word and encourage your friends, family, and coworkers to join Team Run for HD, too! GIVE YOUR FUNDRAISING A BOOST! -Ask your employer’s community relations or human resources department if they would match donations for you or make a stand-alone monetary donation. If they are interested in becoming a sponsor, Team Run for HD will return the favor with some great publicity! For a full list of partnership opportunities and benefits, please visit www.TeamRunForHD.com/#give. -Do you have connections somewhere that serves the public (for example, a restaurant, retail store, etc.)? If so, inquire about having a fundraising event where on a certain day, a portion of the proceeds (or a portion of the proceeds from a certain item or service) goes to HDSA! We will help promote your event, so get the ball rolling! -Do you have connections somewhere that produces or sells goods? If so, inquire about having some goods donated to Team Run for HD. We are seeking items for our post-race booth and swag bags, for meet-up runs, and for FUNdraising events. There is a wish list at www.TeamRunForHD.com/#give for reference, but we welcome any size and type of in-kind donations.