WHY WE WALK
The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) is the largest, most well respected, non-profit organization dedicated solely to hydrocephalus. It provides support, education, and advocacy for people with hydrocephalus, their families, and the medical professionals who work with them. HA is also the largest private funder of hydrocephalus research in the U.S. and a strong advocacy force seeking greater government interest and federal funding for research. The mission of the Hydrocephalus Association is to promote a cure for hydrocephalus and improve the lives of those affected by the condition.
The WALK to End Hydrocephalus is an opportunity for the local hydrocephalus community to come together to make connections and raise awareness for this life-altering, potentially life-threatening condition. While the WALK is a fun day, its underlying purpose is quite serious: funding critically needed hydrocephalus research, as well as support and education, for all of those living with the challenges of hydrocephalus. Every step taken and every dollar raised brings us closer to a cure.
All HA WALKS are volunteer initiated and coordinated, greatly maximizing the amount of funding that can be directed to the mission. The WALK to End Hydrocephalus has grown to over 40 events across the U.S., annually raising nearly $2 million dollars, which is almost half of HA’s annual revenue. Help us put an END to this devastating condition. Join us!
To read more about HA’s mission and initiatives, click here.