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UCL HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE RESEARCH

DANCING FOR A CURE

On 27th February 2009 Helen Brennan, a retired nurse and her sister Breeda Higgins held a dance in their home town of Coventry to raise money for Huntington’s disease (HD) research. Having a brother affected by the condition, they were keen to do their bit to support HD research and provide hope for future generations. Their dance was a huge success and they kindly donated the £4000 they raised to our department.

As a special thank you we invited Helen and Breeda to spend the afternoon with us on 20th May 2009, where they learnt about two of our studies, the EURO-HD Registry and TRACK-HD. They also had the opportunity to try out some cognitive tests used in TRACK-HD (top photo), had tea and cake with the HD team and presented their cheque to Consultant Neurologist Professor Sarah Tabrizi, (bottom photo).

We are very grateful for their generosity, and would like to thank everyone who donated money or offered their services to make Helen and Breeda’s event such a huge success.

Updated October 6, 2011