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InfoBarrel for Charities - Huntington Society of Canada

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InfoBarrel for Charities - Huntington Society of Canada

Our first InfoBarrel for charities charity will be the Huntington Society of Canada.

How does this work?
Simply sign up for Infobarrel and share some of your knowledge. Whether you want to teach people how to do something, or just educate them on a topic. The revenue generated from your articles that you choose to go to charity will go to the cause.

What does the Huntington Society of Canada do?

Huntington Society of Canada
The Huntington Society of Canada is a national network of volunteers and professionals united in the fight against HD since 1973.

The Huntington Society of Canada aspires to a world free from Huntington disease. The Society maximizes the quality of life of people living with HD by:

  • Delivering services;
  • Enabling others to understand the disease and;
  • Furthering research to slow and to prevent Huntington disease


What is Huntington's Disease (source Wikipedia)

Huntington's disease, chorea, or disorder (HD), is a progressive neurodegenerative genetic disorder, which affects muscle coordination and some cognitive functions, typically becoming noticeable in middle age. It is the most common genetic cause of abnormal involuntary writhing movements called chorea and is much more common in people of Western European descent than in those from Asia or Africa. The disease is caused by an autosomal dominant mutation on either of an individual's two copies of a gene called Huntington, which means any child of an affected parent has a 50% risk of inheriting the disease. In rare situations where both parents have an affected gene, or either parent has two affected copies, this risk is greatly increased. Physical symptoms of Huntington's disease can begin at any age from infancy to old age, but usually begin between 35 and 44 years of age. If symptoms begin before about 20 years of age, they progress faster and vary slightly, and the disease is classified as juvenile, akinetic-rigid or Westphal variant HD.

InfoBarrel's Fund Raising Goal

Since this is our first attempt at raising funds for charity, we are unsure how quickly we will be able to generate funds. We have decided that we will raise a minimum of $2500 for this charity prior to selecting another organization. Every week, we will post an update on this article, letting everybody know exactly how much we've raised.


May 17, 2010: $18.69
June 9, 2010: $36.87
June 21, 2010: $44.84
July 16, 2010: $76.70
July 28, 2010: $93.00
Aug 10, 2010: $112.68
Sept 21, 2010: $216.76
Nov 2, 2010: $313.07
Dec 2, 2010: $582.91 - Looks like we are starting to pick up! Thanks everyone!
Dec 30, 2010: $809.07
Apr 7, 2011: $905.87 - Slowing down again, Panda update?
May 6, 2011: $1,097.56
May 17, 2011: $1,194.43
May 30, 2011: $1,310.67
Jun 27, 2011: $1,550.30
Jul 20, 2011: $1,740.28
Aug 15, 2011: $1,919.70
Sep 15, 2011: $2,061.71
Oct 15, 2011: $2,171.64
Nov 15, 2011: $2,275.33

Feb 28, 2012: Sent a check to Huntington Society of Canada for $2574.96!
Thank you to everyone that contributed!


May 5, 2010 6:58pm
Great to hear of the IB Team is leveraging their site for community purposes.

(suggestion) Please add a link to this and future community programs on your home page for a quick click to you goal attainment and status update. - Thx.
Jun 29, 2010 6:22pm
Got some more updates posted good deal. Nice to see it's starting to add up. Imagine how much of a difference we can all collectively make. Just wait til I start raking in a consistent monthly paycheck. I'll be able to add a couple high-earners to the charity pot by then! Can't wait to see some huge donations!
Nov 21, 2010 12:25am
Good choice for a charity. I'm happy to see that the site is growing so much.
Jan 2, 2011 8:36am
great stuff. Good to see the charity funds increasing month by month...well done IB!!
Jan 12, 2011 11:32am
good job guys. 2304.67 have been raised by the thoughtfulness of you all. Keep up the progress guys.
Feb 21, 2011 6:13pm
Time for another update!
Mar 31, 2011 6:39pm
Apr 4, 2011 2:17pm
Time for another update?
Apr 7, 2011 10:09pm
This sounds like such a worthwhile organization. I have converted one article to charity, and will probably do more in the future. Good job raising money!
May 22, 2011 12:05pm
thanks am planing one for uganda as ebola hits us again. plase advise me
Nov 16, 2011 2:35am
I just love IB these days
Nov 29, 2011 7:57am
This is a great approach!
Dec 3, 2013 8:22am
Infobarrel is very good and useful for public.
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