Thank you to all of our donors and to the almost 500 attendees at our 2016  event!  We raised the spirits of many and raised funds for the HD Unit. Bob Regan, grandson of Mary and Jim White, and son of Liz and Bob Regan, once again touched us with his honesty about the challenges of HD and the importance of the HD Unit.

The Mary and Jim White Unit for the Care of People with Huntington’s Disease

at the Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center provides a much needed place of respite to the many individuals suffering with HD who require quality care outside the home, and serves as a lifeline to families facing the challenges of HD.

For over 30 years, the The Spirit of the Season is led by the family of Mary and Jim White, in honor of Jim and daughter Liz who both called the Cooke Center home. In their memory, and in honor of the 48 residents who currently reside there (and those on the waiting list), we promise you a night filled with joy, singing, laughter and celebration of the truest spirit of giving.  

Huntington's Disease is a degenerative brain disorder that slowly erodes a victim's mental capacity and physical control.  HD usually strikes between the ages of 30 and 50 and progresses very slowly, on average 15 years. More than 25,000 Americans suffer with HD.  125,000 are at risk for the disease.

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We are committed to providing the highest quality of life for the residents of the Mary and Jim White HD Unit at TCCHCC. Your support makes many things possible: therapies in art, music and massage, trips, recreation, special events, family support and more. 

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Read about one of the biggest breakthroughs in Huntington’s disease since the discovery of the HD gene in 1993,    

Keep the researchers and trail patients in your prayers.  A cure in our lifetime is possible! 

Join us on Nov. 4th 2017 at 9am for the 2nd annual  HDSA Hope Walk over the Hudson   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER OR JOIN TEAM BOB!

These are pictures from our walk last year where Team Bob was well represented. Bridgette Nathan, pretty in pink, was the honored guest speaker.  Bridgette spoke behalf of the HD Community and the HD residents at Archcare's HD facility at Ferncliff in Rhinebeck, NY. 

December 1, 2017

6:30 - 10:30 at Citi Field

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NOVEMBER 30, 2018

Please mark your calendars!  This year we will be celebrating on Nov. 30.  Same time:  6:30   Same place:  Citi Field 

Share this date with your family and friends.  In the past we have celebrated on the first Friday of December.  This year we are moving to Nov. 30, ensuring you can kick off your holiday season with us! 

In addition, we are grateful to the Ace in the Hole Foundation for their donation of an additional $10,000 to honor the sacrifice of 1st Lt. Michael LiCalzi, USMC.  

Featured Article: ArchCare offers residential care for people with Huntington's       December 1, 2017

Our HD Unit is part of Papal Audience to recognize Huntington's Disease   May 18, 2017

"For far too long, the fears and difficulties that characterize the life of people affected by Huntington’s Disease have surrounded them with misunderstandings and barriers, veritably excluding them. In many cases the sick and their families have experienced the tragedy of shame, isolation and abandonment. Today, however, we are here because we want to say to ourselves and all the world: “HIDDEN NO MORE!”, “OCULTA NUNCA MAS!”, “MAI PIU’ NASCOSTA!”. 

          Pope Francis          For more information on this event please see