Date(s) - 08/19/2017
Purgatory Creek Park
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Please join us for the Twin Cities Area Team Hope Walk & 5K Run on Saturday, August 19th, 2017!
Be one of the hundreds of participants at the Twin Cities Team Hope Walk & 5K Run, which supports the fight against Huntington’s Disease and the search for a cure!
Runners of all endurance levels will enjoy darting through the certified 5k course, which will be timed for all 5k participants. A chip timing system will be used to determine finishing time/order with medals awarded to age category winners.
Walkers will enjoy the scenic course, light exercise, and comradery. All participants receive a dri-fit athletic shirt, finishing line photo, and have the chance to opt into drawings for some awesome prizes. It’s shaping up to be another great event this year! Walk or run with us as we support the mission of HDSA to improve the lives of everyone with Huntington’s disease!
Check In: 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM (Pavilion)
Walk & Timed 5K Starts: 9:30 AM
Event Ends: 1:00 PM
Pre-Registration Cutoff: 8/17 (Can also register day of at non-discounted entry fee)
What is the Huntington’s Disease Society of America?
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the premier not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today, hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their families. To learn more, please visit www.hdsa.org.
What is Huntington’s Disease?
Huntington’s disease 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 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 carrying the faulty gene. Today, there are 30,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease.
About Team Hope
Team Hope is HDSA’s largest national grassroots fundraising event. Thousands of families, friends, co-workers, neighbors and communities walk together each year to support HDSA’s fight to improve the lives of people affected by HD and their families. From forming a team to sponsoring an event, to volunteering, you too can help make a difference in so many lives. Join Team Hope for HD, and help us provide help for today, hope for tomorrow! Learn more by visiting www.hdsa.org/teamhope.