November is Amaryllis month at the Huntington Society of Canada.
The society’s annual amaryllis campaign helps raise funds toward research to find a meaningful treatment for Huntington’s disease, as well as programs to improve the lives of Canadians living with the disease.
Huntington’s disease is a genetic disorder where nerve cells in certain parts of the brain degenerate. About one in every 10,000 Canadians has HD.
Historically, the amaryllis flower symbolizes success won after a struggle and is given in recognition of a job well done.
The society is selling live flowers and also inviting people to plant a virtual one in the society’s online garden of hope.
For more information, please visit www.inspirehope.ca or call 1-800-998-7398.