The Maher family of Sherman will present its 12th annual Huntington's Disease Benefit Dinner: The Fred Maher's Family Journey April 29 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Bantam Fire Department, 92 Doyle Road.

Melinda Maher organized the first dinner as her senior project at Shepaug Valley High School in Washington in 2006.

Maher's father, Fred, died of Huntington's disease in 2008.

Tickets to the dinner are $35 in advance, $40 at the door, $15 for children 2 to 10 and $325 for a table of 10 in advance.

The dinner has raised more than $122,860 over the past nine years.

Once considered a rare disease, Huntington's disease is now one of the most common hereditary diseases.

For more information and tickets, call Maher at 203-241-9216, Charlotte at 860-355-3382 or Eric at 203-241-6869 or email curehd2006@aol.com.

To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/gu8f0.

For more information, visit www.fmfjourney.com.