Flower campaign battles Huntington’s disease

November is Amaryllis month at the Huntington Society of Canada.

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.