Toronto’s Architectural “Gems” Walking Tour for a Cure
(Kitchener, ON) April 18, 2019 – Join the Toronto Chapter of the Huntington Society of Canada for the Annual Wiswell Family Gems Walk. Every year, the group gathers in a different neighbourhood to explore the fascinating history that can be found within Toronto’s beautiful architecture. This year’s 90-minute walk will feature Toronto’s Towers and how they have changed over the last century. The walk will close with a social at the Elephant and Castle for participants to reminisce about the walk and meet other families affected by Huntington disease (HD). This event is the inspiration of a local Toronto resident, Jim Wiswell, a lover of city’s neighbourhoods who suffers from HD.
What? Annual Wiswell Family Gems Walk + Social
When? Sunday, April 28, 2019, Meet at 1:00 p.m., Walk at 2:00 p.m., Social at 4:00 p.m.
Where? Walk: Meet at David Pecaut Square, opposite the Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. West
Social: Elephant & Castle, 212 King Street West
– 30 –
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.