Simcoe Muskoka Run/Walk for Huntington's Disease 2018
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5km run or 1km walk to raise funds for the Huntington Society of Canada (HSC).
100% of the money raised will go directly to the HSC for research and family support services!
This event is taking place in beautiful Barrie, Ontario during the peak period for the Autumn foliage change. Come out and enjoy the scenic south shore of Kempenfelt Bay while taking in the colourful season.
What is Huntington’s Disease?
Huntington’s Disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative disease that affects parts of the brain and leads to behavioural, cognitive and movement disorder symptoms.
HD is caused by a mutation in a specific gene, known as the Huntington gene. Everyone has this gene, but in people who will develop Huntington’s Disease, there’s a part of the gene that repeats itself more than what’s normal. Each child from someone who has the mutated HD gene themselves will have a 50 percent chance of inheriting the genetic disorder.
HD is a tragic disease, often affecting people in their prime adult years.