DATE: June 22nd
WHERE: Campbell Park Campbell CA https://www.google.com/maps/dir/38.226216,-122.6391552/campbell+park
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.
RACE DIRECTOR: Therese Crutcher-Marinfirstname.lastname@example.org 530 906-8415
We Can Never Lose HOPE……
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.