RALEIGH, N.C., March 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HD Reach and the North Carolina Chapter of the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA-NC), nonprofits dedicated to helping those affected by Huntington's disease (HD), announce their second NC HD Education Day "Hope for Health, Hope for Life" at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNC-G), on April 2.
"The HD community does not have the information they need to live well with this devastating disease," said Ann Lassiter, executive director, HD Reach. "We've partnered with HDSA-NC to bring national experts to help people get the resources they need to live well with HD."
The event's keynote speaker is Jimmy Pollard, award-winning author of Hurry Up and Wait, a guidebook for HD caregivers. Feature presentations include the latest developments in HD treatment and research, sessions specifically for youth impacted by HD, and caregiving.
"HDSA-NC and HD Reach worked together to bring this special day to the HD community," said Kathy Martinek, president, HDSA-NC. "We encourage everyone affected by HD to join us to learn all they can about the disease.
The daylong event will be held at the Elliott University Center on the UNC-G campus (507 Stirling St., Greensboro). The event is free, including parking and meals.
About Huntington's Disease (HD) in North Carolina
Huntington's disease is a hereditary, progressively degenerative brain disorder causing involuntary movements, cognitive decline and behavioral disturbances. An estimated 1,000 North Carolinians have HD and 5,000 more are at risk.
About HD Reach
HD Reach is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting patients and families affected by HD in North Carolina to access healthcare, education, and social support in North Carolina. Follow us on Twittter, like us on Facebook, and learn more at www.hdreach.org
The Huntington's Disease Society of America is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington's disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world's leader in providing help for today and hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington's disease and their families. http://northcarolina.hdsa.org/
This event is funded by HD Reach, the Huntington's Disease Society of America, and through an unrestricted educational grant from Teva, and Angels of the Abbey.
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