Orange Bus Huntington’s Disease Awareness Campaign | West Central Daily

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For the second consecutive year, an Orange bus will carry an important message. It will promote awareness of a progressive brain disorder known as Huntington’s disease. Central West’s Managing Director for Huntington’s Disease Awareness, Rachael Brooking, was delighted to announce that the program had expanded in 2022, so it would now cover Orange, Bathurst as well as Dubbo. “It’s a fantastic feeling to be able to stay within our mission statement and provide education and outreach in the Midwest,” she said. “Expanding more and more into the region is incredible.” The idea was born out of necessity more than anything else, with the band having to find a different way to make their voices heard after COVID-19 restrictions reduced the public events they had previously used. “We found it to be a really eye-catching way to get the message across. It’s bright colors and I got lots of messages from people saying they saw the bus going by,” Ms Brooking said. “I think it gives families a sense of support and the knowledge that people are starting to talk about this deadly brain disease.” The campaign does not come cheap, however. “We rely heavily on corporate sponsorship and donations to be able to run these awareness campaigns,” Ms Brooking added. “It cost us $3,000 to run the campaign for a month. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but that’s for an organization like ours.” Those wishing to donate can find details on the ‘HD Awareness Orange NSW’ Facebook page. To read more stories, download the Central Western Daily news app from the Apple Store or Google Play. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:


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