Huntington’s Awareness! Who Will Your Conversation Be @?
The month of May is Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month. Raise awareness to hunt for the cure to stop Huntington’s and educate others on the disease. Huntington’s Disease (HD) is an incurable genetic disorder and no treatment exists for it. HD causes nerve cells to breakdown and deteriorate. The disease affects a person's ability to think, reason, talk, and walk. Some say that it is a disease that is similar to both the effects of ALS and Parkinson’s Disease combined.
Here are a few statistics surrounding HD:
- 30,000 Americans currently have HD
- Choking is a major symptom of HD in it’s earliest stages
- HD is genetic
- HD is the result of gene which causes the faulty development of the protein huntingtin (not a typo)
- Affects both men and women equally
- Over 200,000 Americans are at risk of developing HD
Educate others through your own knowledge knowledge, experiences and imagery. In the picture seen here is a brain in the shape of a word bubble. The reason for the @ symbol in the middle is because of it’s visual similarity to a part of the brain called the basil ganglia, which plays a key role in behavior and movement and is the most prominently affected portion of the brain from Huntington’s Disease. So raise awareness by tagging someone below. Who will your conversation be @?
#HUNT4HUNT #huntingtons #als #parkinsons #disability #disabilityawareness #huntingtonsawareness #huntingtonsawarenessmonth #may #mayawareness #awarenessmonth #alsawareness #icebucketchallenge #brain #illustration #vector #vectorart #causes #hope #love #educate #hdawareness #hdmonth #hdweek #hd #cure #letstalkabouthd #CureHD #huntingtonsdisease
Mike Sanders is the Director of Marketing and Communication for NTI. In the past, Mike was the Manager of Training for Canon North America, worked for a few Financial Firms, and has built Interactive media, Websites and Learning Management Systems for several Fortune 500 firms and start-ups. Connect with him on LinkedIn and while you are at it, view our artwork on Instagram (5K users strong).