HDSA Fundraising events

San Jose CA 10K Timed Run for Huntington’s Disease

After many months of planning the San Jose 5K Walk & 10K Timed Run is about two (2) weeks away.

DATE:  June 22nd

WHERE:  Campbell Park Campbell CA https://www.google.com/maps/dir/38.226216,-122.6391552/campbell+park

REGISTERhttp://www.hdsa.org/thwsanjose

WHY: To support the nonprofit, Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA)  http://www.hdsa.org

TIME:  Check-in 8 am.  Runners start @ 9 am and Walkers @ 9:15.

RUNNERS: Pick up bibs at Campbell Sports Basement 1875 S Bascom Ave Suite 240, Campbell on Friday, June 21 from 5-9 pm or date of event.

RACE DIRECTOR:  Therese Crutcher-Marin-theresecrutchermarin@gmail.com  530 906-8415

     

We Can Never Lose HOPE……

What Is Huntington’s Disease?

Huntington’s disease (HD) 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 usually during their prime working years and has no cure. HD is known as the quintessential family disease because every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of inheriting the faulty gene. Today, there are approximately 30,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease.

The symptoms of HD are described as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously.

 

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