HELPING FAMILIES WITH HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE
Founded in 2009, HD Reach is a local, “boots on the ground” nonprofit working to improve the care and quality of life of those affected by Huntington’s disease in North Carolina. We provide connections to local services, care management, family support, and education.
Latest News & Events
Scientists probing the reason why cancer is far less common in individuals with Huntington's disease have revealed that the gene responsible for the fatal brain condition produces a molecule that is deadly to cancer cells, Medical News Today says.
New hints are emerging about the normal role of the gene that causes Huntington’s disease. A recent report uses cutting edge techniques to study this question in cells growing in the lab. We’ll help separate the fascinating new science from some scary-sounding headlines.
Exercise and physical activity may benefit patients with Huntington’s disease (HD), a new review study shows.
A recent mouse study of a drug known as CTEP suggests the drug is surprisingly helpful for HD-like symptoms in mice. This is a welcome surprise, because it suggests a well-understood brain process might be a useful drug target for future HD research.
Over 1,000 people served since our founding in 2009.
The age of onset typically occurs between the age of 35-50.
5,500 North Carolinians are at risk for developing HD.
1,000 people are affected by HD in North Carolina.
Children of a parent with HD have a 50% chance of inheriting HD.