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September 2021

San Jose Team Hope 10K Run/5K Walk To Support The Huntington’s Disease Society Of America - September 18, 2021

The San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) will host the San Jose Team Hope 10K Run/5K Walk on Saturday, September 18th at 7:30 AM (PST) at Campbell Park at the Los Gatos Creek Trail in Campbell California. All proceeds support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of people affected by Huntington’s disease (HD) and their families. “For the past two years, my family has been involved in organizing the San Jose Team Hope Walk/Run and we are excited to be planning the event again,” said Therese Crutcher-Marin, Chair of HDSA’s San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate. “The HD community gathers to show solidarity, mutual support, for all families struggling with HD.” Team Hope is HDSA’s largest national grassroots fundraising event, which takes place in over 100 cities across the U.S. and has raised more than $14 million for HD since its inception in 2007. Thousands of families, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and communities walk together each year to support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of people affected by HD and their families. For more information about the event, please contact Therese Crutcher-Marin (theresecrutchermarin@gmail.com, 530-906-8415). Online registration and donation can be found at hdsa.org/thwsanjose HDSA's Team Hope Walk Program is nationally sponsored by Genentech and Teva Pharmaceuticals. Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities during their prime working years and has no cure. Every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of inheriting the faulty gene. Today, there are approximately 41,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. The symptoms of HD are described as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously. The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by HD. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today and hope for tomorrow for people with HD and their families. HDSA was founded in 1967 by Marjorie Guthrie, the wife of legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie. Woody died from HD complications when he was only 55 years old, but the Guthrie family legacy lives on at HDSA to this day. To learn more about Huntington’s disease and the work of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, visit www.hdsa.org or call (800)345-HDSA. Go here for more information.

August 2021

Rainbow House Art Show - August 01, 2021

On August 1st, from 12-5pm, Norman Fontaine's vision will be brought to life at the Rainbow House Art Show, at Cooley Landing park. The free event will include an art gallery curated by long-time resident Marilyn Scott, displaying the never-before seen collection of Norman's art work. There will also be local artists showcasing their work, local performers, and local food vendors! Norman Fontaine, "Norm", was an artist and musician that perfectly personified the spirit of East Palo Alto. Norman was part of the movement for cityhood in 1983, and strongly believed in the power and beauty of our city. 34 years after his passing, its time to give some recognition to Norm and his ideas. His dream, “Rainbow House” was intended to be a space where people of all backgrounds can come together and “express one's self, in positive creative ways.” His vision was to “involve artists in the community, and the community in the work of local artists.” (Fontaine, essay from 1970’s). Go here for more information.

July 2021

Bloomhouse - Open House - Casa Abierta - July 23, 2021

Bloomhouse staff is excited to open its doors once again! They invite you to join Emerson Collective to learn more about the EPA Waterfront Project and enjoy the community space. Join them for this outdoor community event featuring live music and complimentary food & drinks from local food trucks. Families welcome.- ¡Estamos emocionados de abrir nuestras puertas de nuevo! - RSVP to reserve your space and dinner: https://pages.emersoncollective.com/e/539672/2021-07-13/kl7f1y/871524190?h=xoAVgSrQdbzW14pth9XRk9jpudE36irUdhllP5HfAsQ JULY 23, 2021 | 5:00PM-8:00PM PST 2555 PULGAS AVE. EAST PALO ALTO, CA 94303 For questions contact: Brittnee Gauthier 650-308-9572 | info@BloomhouseEPA.com BloomhouseEPA.com Go here for more information.

 

 

 

 

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