June 16th, 2016

// The 8th Annual Toronto Huntington Heroes Run for Huntington Disease

The 8th Annual Toronto Huntington Heroes Run for Huntington Disease 

(KITCHENER, ON) June 15, 2016 – Join the Toronto Chapter of the Huntington Society of Canada to the 8th Annual Toronto Run for Huntington Disease in support of those impacted by Huntington disease in the Toronto area. New this year is the Huntington Heroes theme, participants are invited to dress up in costume as their favorite heroes. All proceeds will go directly to the Huntington Society of Canada to support families in Canada impacted by Huntington disease (HD) and Juvenile Huntington disease (JHD).

What?                   Toronto Huntington Heroes Run for Huntington disease                

When?                 Sunday, June 26, 2016

Where?                                Wilket Creek Park, Toronto, Ontario

Why?                    In support of the individuals and families impacted by Huntington disease

Details:                 Join the Toronto Chapter of the Huntington Society of Canada and the Running Room at Wilket Creek Park for a 10K run, a 5K run, or a 5K hike on June 26, 2016.  Registration is at 8:00AM.  Welcome at 9:30AM, run and hikers begin at 10:00AM. After the races, be sure to stay and enjoy food, beverages, and awards. Please visit www.hdtoronto.org for more information.

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Huntington disease (HD) is a debilitating brain disorder that is fatal and incurable. About one in every 7,000 Canadians has HD and approximately one in every 5,500 is at-risk of developing the disease. Many more are touched by HD whether as a caregiver, a family member, or a friend. Huntington disease is often described as having the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS – simultaneously. As the disease progresses, a person with Huntington’s become less able to manage movements, recall events, make decisions and control emotions. The disease leads to incapacitation and, eventually, death.

The Huntington Society of Canada (HSC) is a respected leader in the worldwide effort to find a meaningful treatment for Huntington disease. HSC is the only Canadian health charity dedicated to providing help and hope for families dealing with Huntington disease across Canada.

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