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Walk for a Reason, Walk for Huntington’s Disease

March 17, 2012. BOONE — Students from Appalachian State University are putting together a 5k to benefit the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. The 5k will take place on the morning of Saturday, April 21 at the Greenway Trail starting at 9am.  One of our very own locals, Tom Moore, is coping with Huntington’s Disease. Come out and show some support.

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.

For additional information please visit http://www.facebook.com/events/358834857490326/

or contact Sherri Wilson by email at WilsonSL@appstatestate.edu or phone at (828) 262- 4748.