BlueModus has made a $500 donation this month to Huntington’s Disease Society of America, as part of its ongoing commitment to give back to the community. The Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) has a mission to improve the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease and their families. Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities, often occurs early on in life, and is irreversible. Unfortunately, this disease has no known cure.
As the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by this disease, HDSA is a provider of everything from community services and education to advocacy and research. Since 1999, HDSA has been able to commit more than $20 million to fund scientific research to find effective treatments to slow Huntington’s disease. Their research efforts have helped to shed light on many complex biological mechanisms involved in the disease. Throughout the United States, the organization also maintains many chapters and affiliates, support groups, social workers, and Centers of Excellence, as well as provides local medical, legal, social, and therapeutic resources for those that need them.
“I selected this charity because this disease speaks to me on a personal level as it has affected those I am close to,” shares Justen Turner, Office Manager at BlueModus, “I have seen how Huntington’s affects the brain and causes the breakdown of movement, thinking, and psychological issues. My wish is this contribution can assist all people and families living with this disease in any way possible. Hope remains.”
To learn more about HDSA and all the ways you can support their important work, please visit their website here.
2020 marks an expansion of BlueModus’ charitable give-back program, in which two colleagues each month will be selecting charitable causes important to them to receive a $500 donation. Click here to read about the other selection made this month.