–Sooke Harbourside Lions
Huntington Disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, deteriorating a person’s physical and mental abilities.
One in every 7000 Canadians has Huntington Disease. HD primarily affects adults in their thirties or forties but about 10% of cases are Juvenile Huntington’s (JHD) that starts in childhood or adolescence and tends to progress more quickly than the adult onset form. HD is a disease of families as a child born to a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of carrying the faulty gene.
Currently HD remains incurable and no effective treatment but there is hope due to ongoing research.
For the last several years, the Sooke Harbourside Lions have had a Used Book Sale to help raise funds for Huntington Disease research.
The sale will be held in the parking lot in front of Pemberton Holmes in Cedar Grove Mall on Saturday, September 9th from 10 am – 4:00 pm.
Please stop by and fill a bag of books for $5.00.
Anyone who has books to donate, please drop them off before the sale that day or contact Lions Eleanor (642 -6763) or Jeanette (642-4641) for other arrangements.
Your support is always appreciated.