Elizabethtown-based nonprofit Give 270 presented a $10,000 check to the Kentucky Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.
According to a news release, 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,” Give 270 Board Chairman Eric Clemens said in the release. “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 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.
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 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.”