Saturday June 6, 2020 - Bowness Park, Site 3, Calgary AB
Huntington disease (HD) is a debilitating brain disorder that is fatal and incurable. About 1 in every
7,000 Canadians has HD and approximately 1 in every 5,500 is at-risk of developing the disease. Many
more are touched by HD whether as a caregiver, a family member, or a friend. Huntington disease is
devastating for both the body and the mind. The symptoms, which may include uncontrollable
jerking movements and relentless cognitive and emotional impairment, usually present between the
ages of 30 and 45, and gradually worsen over the 10-25 year course of the disease. Eventually they
lead to total incapacitation and death.
Established in 1973, by Ralph and Ariel Walker, HSC is a national and global leader in recognizing the
needs of those affected by HD. The Society offers help to Canadians affected by HD through service
programs that give support to individuals and families, and hope, by funding cutting edge,
internationally recognized, Huntington disease research. Without donors like you this event would
not be possible. Please see the attached sponsorship package for your consideration