Lace Up Your Running Shoes for Huntington Disease!
(Kitchener, ON) September 6, 2019 – Join volunteers of the Huntington Society of Canada (HSC) in Toronto for the Toronto Huntington Heroes Run. By coming out on September 22, you will be providing hope to families and individuals who are impacted by Huntington disease (HD) each day. All proceeds will go directly to HSC to fund family services support and cutting edge research into a treatment for HD.
What? Toronto Huntington Heroes Run
When? Sunday, September 22, 2019 – 7:30 a.m. Registration, Warm up and Announcements at 8:45 a.m., 5K Walk/Run at 9:00 a.m., 1K kid’s race at 10:00 a.m.
Where? Sir Casimir Gzowski Park, Toronto, ON
Details: Participants will enjoy a 5K run/walk or a 1k kid’s race, followed by a silent auction, musical entertainment, and lots of activities, as well as draw prizes and prizes for the best dressed hero! Registration is $40 for adults, $20 for children 12 & under and free for children under 4, and includes a medal, race kit and gift for all participants. For more information and to register, visit www.huntingtonsociety.ca/TORunforHD.
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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.