Dix Hills, New York (November 11, 2019) – The New York/New Jersey Region of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) is excited to announce that Five Towns College will be a part of the HDSA Charity of the Game Program. This will take place on Wednesday, November 20th starting at 6:00 PM during the men’s and women’s basketball games.

The HDSA Charity of the Game Program partners with collegiate athletics departments to support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of those with Huntington’s disease and their families.

Throughout the basketball doubleheader, Five Towns College Athletic Department will be running 50/50 raffles and holding a bake sale. All donations go towards HDSA:

• 6:00 PM: Women’s Basketball against ASA College
• 8:00 PM: Men’s Basketball against ASA College

“Five Towns College Athletics is honored to partner with Huntington’s Disease Society of America,” said Matt Guercio, Five Towns College Athletic Director. “Our staff and student-athletes understand the role we play in the greater community and the opportunity to work with organizations where we can give back. We look forward to working with HDSA for many years to come.”

For more information, please contact HDSA’s New York/New Jersey Regional Development Director Kristine Magnifico (kmagnifico@hdsa.org, 212-242-1968 ext. 236)

To learn more about HDSA’s New York/New Jersey Region, visit here


Huntington’s disease is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities during their prime working years and has no cure. Each child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of inheriting the faulty gene that causes Huntington’s disease. Today, there are approximately 30,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. The symptoms of Huntington’s disease are described as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously.

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by HD. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today and hope for tomorrow for people with HD and their families.

To learn more about Huntington’s disease and the work of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, visit www.HDSA.org or call 1(800)345-HDSA.


Matthew Santamaria

Communications Coordinator 

(212) 242-1968 ext. 204