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New York, New York (January 29, 2020) – The New York/New Jersey Region of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) is excited to announce that Iona College will participate in the HDSA Charity of the Game Program. This will take place during the men’s basketball game against Marist College on Sunday, February 16th at 1:00 PM at Hynes Center in New Rochelle, New York.

The HDSA Charity of the Game Program partners with collegiate athletics departments to support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of those with Huntington’s disease and their families. At the game, we will have a table that includes information about HDSA as well as HDSA merchandise that is also available on hdsa.org/shop.

“We as an Athletics Department are extremely excited to partner with HDSA and spread awareness of Huntington’s disease for our men’s basketball game,” said Peter Talman, Assistant Athletic Director of Marketing and Ticket Operations at Iona College. “This is a great cause and we are hopeful that this event will happen for years to come!”

For more information, please contact HDSA’s Field Coordinator Christopher Proscia (cproscia@hdsa.org, 718-637-1091)

To learn more about HDSA’s New York/New Jersey Region, visit here

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Huntington’s disease is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities during their prime working years and has no cure. Each child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of inheriting the faulty gene that causes Huntington’s disease. Today, there are approximately 41,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. The symptoms of Huntington’s disease are described as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously.

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by HD. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today and hope for tomorrow for people with HD and their families.

To learn more about Huntington’s disease and the work of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, visit www.HDSA.org or call 1(800)345-HDSA.

​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Matthew Santamaria

Communications Coordinator 

(212) 242-1968 ext. 204 

msantamaria@hdsa.org