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    President:: Elisha Chin
    We are volunteers raising funds and awareness for a treatment and ultimately a cure for Huntington disease. While this promising research is ongoing, we try to improve the lives of families affected by HD.

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What an incredible few months it has been.  While other groups take the summer off, our chapter has been BUSY!  Great success has been achieved raising both awareness and funds.  Congratulations to all involved!

Once our organizers have had a chance to catch their breath, we’ll post more detailed event updates.  In the meantime, here are some highlights…

  • Yesterday was the third annual Hope Walk/Run.  Another stellar event pulled together by the Rowan family and friends.  Arlene and her team put the FUN in FUNdraising for all involved.  As our most family-friendly event, it was great to see all ages represented and having a good time.  Special thanks also to Wendy Comtois for coordinating six teams representing the Hunter family and friends.
  • Last Monday was the inaugural HSC Golf Tournament.   Jacob Hendriks and his business contacts did a magnificent job creating this new event on a short timeline.   Despite a little liquid sunshine, the golfers enjoyed themselves and the event was a financial success.
  •  At the end of May, HSC participated in the Calgary Marathon as an official charity.  Thanks to Melissa Lingard for bringing together an outstanding team of athletes and fundraisers.
  • During May, the chapter also undertook a number of awareness activities including:
    • having May declared as Huntington Disease Awareness Month by the City of Calgary
    • television and radio interviews;
    • blogging and Twittering, and distributing awareness postcards.

Deep gratitude goes out to those brave enough to share their personal stories publicly.  Many families cannot be as open and your personal sacrifice in order to increase awareness is appreciated.

Thank-you to all who organized, participated, volunteered, supported, sponsored, pledged, donated, and contributed in so many ways.  As a volunteer chapter, we rely upon each and every one of you to make a big difference to the families dealing with Huntington disease.