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Mirimichi to host 15th Annual Huntington’s Disease Golf Tourney

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The 15th Annual Cure Huntington’s Disease Golf Tournament will be held Oct. 14 with a 9 a.m. Shotgun Start.
There will be an silent auction, awards banquet and presentation following the tournament on the patio at Mirimichi Golf Course. The format is a four-person scramble and the cost is $125 a player. The fee includes lunch, driving range and beverages. Sponsorships are available and all proceeds benefit the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. To register or donate online go to www.HDSA.org and click events.
Huntington’s disease is an inherited disease that causes the progressive breakdown (degeneration) of nerve cells in the brain. Huntington’s disease has a broad impact on a person’s functional abilities and usually results in movement, thinking (cognitive) and psychiatric disorders.
Most people with Huntington’s disease develop signs and symptoms in their 40s or 50s, but the onset of disease may be earlier or later in life. When disease onset begins before age 20, the condition is called juvenile Huntington’s disease. Earlier onset often results in a somewhat different presentation of symptoms and faster disease progression.
Medications are available to help manage the symptoms of Huntington’s disease, but treatments can’t prevent the physical, mental and behavioral decline associated with the condition.
For more information, call Don Saemenes at 476-6025 or 592-7299.

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