Elizabethtown-based nonprofit Give 270 presented a $10,000 check to the Kentucky Chapter of the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA). The donation was made possible through proceeds from one Whiskey Wednesday Bourbon Raffle in April.
“We are excited to support the Kentucky Chapter of HDSA and are grateful to all the raffle participants who made this donation possible,” said Give 270 Board Chair Eric Clemens. “Beyond this donation, we are humbled by the courage, energy and effort provided by local advocate Kala Booth.”
A Cecilia resident, Booth is a Huntington’s Disease (HD) patient and local advocate for disease research and awareness. Last year, she shared her family’s struggles with the disease during a hearing for the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee.
“Give 270 has been a great partner to HDSA,” Booth said. “It has been my mission to raise awareness of HD both on a local and national level, and this raffle has allowed us to raise funds, but more importantly, let others know about HD.”
Huntington’s Disease is a genetic brain disease that can cause a variety of symptoms, such as personality changes, mood swings, depression, forgetfulness, impaired judgment, involuntary movements, slurred speech, difficulty in swallowing and significant weight loss. HDSA provides community services, education, advocacy and research pertaining to the disease.
Give 270 is a local 501(c)(3) crowdfunding organization that raises money to benefit projects and organizations in Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties.