Huntington Onlus, the Italian network of Huntington Disease, was given the annual volunteer award by Lombardy Region Authorities.
With more than ten million inhabitants, Lombardy is the biggest Italian region. It’s a beautiful and very dynamic area devoted to economy, agriculture and tourism. Here, the advocacy work for Huntington’s disease has a long tradition.
In Milan, the capital of Lombardy, the first Italian family association (AICH Milano) was born 40 years ago and it has recently merged in Huntington Onlus, the Italian network of Huntington disease.
Five years ago, the Huntington Days started in Lombardy – a week full of activities aimed at raising awareness about family issues and the needs of patients. It is now the biggest Italian event for the Huntington community.
In order to recognize the important work of the people involved in the association, the Regional Ministry of Welfare awarded Huntington Onlus with the prize for volunteer association “Mai Soli” (Never Alone).
– This prize acknowledges the work of the families and the volunteers of our association and the important roles they have for public health policy, said Claudio Mustacchi, president of Huntington Onlus.