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Fighting Huntington’s disease

Angie Frederickson
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  • Jennifer Grigsby, Marla Hurley, and Iraida Brown

    Jennifer Grigsby, Marla Hurley, and Iraida Brown (Photo: Daniel Ortiz)

  • Amanda Boffone, Julie Chen, and Brooke Bentley Gunst

    Amanda Boffone, Julie Chen, and Brooke Bentley Gunst (Photo: Daniel Ortiz)

  • Jo Furr, Dr. Erin Furr Stimming, and Jim Furr

    Jo Furr, Dr. Erin Furr Stimming, and Jim Furr (Photo: Rae Tay Photography)

  • Jennifer Grigsby, Marla Hurley, and Iraida Brown
  • Amanda Boffone, Julie Chen, and Brooke Bentley Gunst
  • Jo Furr, Dr. Erin Furr Stimming, and Jim Furr

Jennifer Grigsby, Marla HurleyIraida BrownAmanda Boffone, Julie ChenBrooke Bentley GunstJo Furr, Dr. Erin Furr Stimming, and Jim Furr joined other supporters in the fight against Huntington’s disease at the HelpCureHD Foundation gala at Union Station at Minute Maid Park. Joe Smith, former Houston Astros pitcher, and Allie LaForce, TNT sports reporter, founded HelpCureHD in honor of Joe’s mother, Lee Smith, who was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease in 2012 and passed away in 2020. The foundation raises money to fund scientific research to find a cure and for in-vitro fertilization genetic screening. The fundraising evening started with a VIP reception and silent auction attended by some of Joe’s fellow Astros, including Ryan Pressly, Kyle Tucker, Jeff Bagwell, and Tony Kemp. More than $525,000 was raised during the evening.

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Jennifer Grigsby, Marla Hurley, and Iraida Brown

Jennifer Grigsby, Marla Hurley, and Iraida Brown (Photo: Daniel Ortiz)

Amanda Boffone, Julie Chen, and Brooke Bentley Gunst

Amanda Boffone, Julie Chen, and Brooke Bentley Gunst (Photo: Daniel Ortiz)

Jo Furr, Dr. Erin Furr Stimming, and Jim Furr

Jo Furr, Dr. Erin Furr Stimming, and Jim Furr (Photo: Rae Tay Photography)

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