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HDYO recruits its first staff member!

March 26, 2013

Huntington's Disease Youth Organization

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26 March 2013

Matt Ellison - Project Coordinator, Huntington's Disease Youth Organization

HDYO is delighted to announce that we have received a wonderful grant from the Griffin Foundation that will allow us to create our first ever full-time paid staff position!

Matt Ellison, who founded HDYO last year, will be taking on the role of project coordinator. The role involves managing all HDYO projects as well as coordinating the ever increasing HDYO volunteer team which now nears a total of 90 individuals who all do such a fantastic job. Matt will commence his new role on April 1st, 2013 and we all wish him the very best.

We see this recruitment as a vital step in HDYO’s development with an increasing demand on our service and a desire to expand to reach more young people impacted by HD worldwide. This step will help HDYO reach those goals and continue to be successful.

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We would like to take this moment to thank the Griffin Foundation for providing this grant. Your support for HDYO and the HD community in general has made a significant difference to the cause.

BJ Viau
HDYO Chair

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