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Wild Flower Walk and Forest Tea for Huntingtons Disease, 2019


Our regular followers will remember how on May 8th, 2019 we reported on a local group associated with the Huntington Society of Canada who had met at City Hall in Barrie to raise their flag in support of those afflicted with the disease, their families, and volunteers who are working to help them find a better life.You can find that video at http://www.fivepointsmedia.ca/huntingtons-disease-city-of-barrie-raises-flag-2019.htm

On May 22nd we met with them again, this time for the main event, their second annual Wild Flower Walk and Forest Tea for Huntington's Disease.

This event, held at the Gables in Barrie, was a fundraiser for the organization, which saw three naturalists guiding about thirty botany and floral enthusiasts through virtually unspoiled wild lands where they viewed and learned about a variety of flora and fauna. The tour then ended with tea in the forest, including china cups, cake, cookies, and all the amenities.

Huntington’s Disease is a neuro-degenerative disorder that manifests at first as uncontrollable twitching in hands and face. Other symptoms include loss of balance and clumsiness. Dementia eventually develops and depression is common. Feelings of isolation and denial are common.

Those afflicted often die of complications caused by Huntington’s and the life expectancy after diagnosis is now about 20 years. Stem cell research offers new hope for Huntington’s patients as do new drugs and treatments.

The Huntington Society of Canada is located at 151 Frederick Street, Suite 400, Kitchener, Ontario Canada, N2H 2M2. They can be reached by email at info@huntingtonsociety.ca and by phone at (800) 998-7398. The local group can be reached by email at stevenmbeatty@gmail.com

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