Huntington disease (HD) is a hereditary, neurodegenerative illness. Approximately one in every 5,500 Canadians are at-risk of developing the disease. It is like experiencing the symptoms of ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s simultaneously.
Huntington disease is a genetic disorder, each child of a parent with HD has a 50% chance of inheriting the disease. Symptoms usually appear between the ages of 35 and 55, but the disease can appear in youth, or older adults.
Huntington Society of Canada donors are funding incredible research and there are clinical trials being conducted across Canada that address the root cause of HD. Scientists are so close to finding a cure, they just need that one extra push.
Help give them that one extra push by donating at curehd.ca today.