Donegal Council buildings to go purple for Huntington's

Awareness

Donegal Council buildings to go purple for Huntington's

Donegal County Council buildings in Lifford, Donegal town and Milford are to be lit up in purple this week as part of a global campaign to raise awareness of Huntington’s Disease.

Huntington’s Disease is a rare hereditary degenerative condition that affects more than 750 people in Ireland and Huntington’s Disease Association of Ireland (HDAI) will join HD organisations around the world from May 15th-19th to raise awareness of Huntington’s Disease.

About 4,000 people in Ireland live with a high genetic risk of inheriting the disease, and each child who has a parent with HD has a 50 per cent risk of inheriting the gene that causes the disease.

It is hoped that greater awareness will decrease stigma surrounding the disease and encourage families impacted to seek support.