Dame Julie Andrews: Star, 86, on ‘devastating’ Huntington’s disease – symptoms


“This is a cause that both Blake and I feel strongly about, and we see how the HDF’s work has the potential to impact a variety of diseases.

“Huntington’s is also a ‘marker disease’, which means that if a cure is found, researchers will also gain insight on how to cure hereditary forms of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, other genetic diseases – even cancer.”

In 2022, the HDF focuses on the following, in the hopes to not only find a cure for Huntington’s disease but other more complex brain disorders:

  • Funding groundbreaking research
  • Fostering collaboration
  • Recognising achievement
  • Innovating research; discovering cures.

“It’s impossible to talk about Huntington’s disease without heralding the accomplishments of the Wexler family and their commitment to neurological research,” Dame Andrews added.



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