An inherited brain disorder, Huntington’s is like having the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and schizophrenia all wrapped up into one disease. The estimated cost over the course of a disease, per person, is between $800,000 and $1 million.
THEN: First recognized as an inherited disorder in 1872, researchers discovered the gene responsible in 1993. While there is no cure, treatments are available to reduce the severity of some symptoms.
Enter the Huntington Society of Canada
NOW: The Society funds critical research into treatments that will delay or stop the progression of the disease. It also delivers much-needed counselling and other support services.
Living Proof of Donations At Work
Ray Bailey works with the Huntington Society of Canada to assist the Huntington’s community, and to make things for his wife and others with the disease far better.”
“Huntington’s disease takes people in the prime of their lives.”