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Eighth Annual Tom Moore 5K Run/Walk Held May 4 at the Greenway Benefitting Huntington’s Disease

April 4, 2013. The eighth Annual Tom Moore 5K Run/Walk will take place Saturday, May 4, at the Boone Greenway Burnley-Clawson Park. If particpants register on or before May 1, the event will be $15. On the day of the event it will be $20. There will be a pasta dinner at F.A.R.M Café Friday, May 3, from 6-8 p.m. for early packet pick-up. There will be no charge for the dinner, however, patrons are strongly encouraged to donate as much as they can.

Registration on the day of the event will begin at 8 a.m., and the 5K will start promptly at 9 a.m. There will be long-sleeve T-shirts available to those who have registered on a first come, first serve, basis. After the race, there will be a raffle with lots of fun prizes and also refreshments to be enjoyed by all! Parking will be available at the Burnley-Clawson Lot.

Tom Moore, a local of Boone, was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease (HD) ten years ago. Huntington’s Disease is a hereditary, degenerative brain disorder for which currently there is no cure. HD slowly diminishes the affected individual’s ability to walk, talk and reason. Someone with HD will eventually rely on family members for his or her care. Huntington’s Disease does not affect just one person, but a whole family and community.

One out of every 10,000 Americans has HD. After the onset of the disease someone usually only lives for 10-20 more years. The younger you are when onset occurs, the faster the disease progresses. The Huntington’s disease Society of America is a non-profit agency dedicated to finding a cure. They are here as support, guidance and a resources to families, friends and those with HD. All of the proceeds from this event will go to the society for research.

For more information or to register for the event, go to 5k.appstate.edu.