Vernon’s Walk/Run to End Huntington Disease (HD) Saturday has a pair of extra meanings.
First, Saturday’s event, hosted by the Okanagan chapter of the Huntington Society of Canada, is the 10th annual walk/run.
And, thanks to a kind donor, donations received by June 30 will be matched dollar for dollar so the society can double the progress towards providing support for HD families today, and give hope by changing the course of this disease for HD families tomorrow.
You can join volunteers Saturday at Kin Beach. Registration starts at 9 a.m., and the walk/run begins at 10 a.m.
You can participate as a runner, walker, sponsor donor volunteer.
Participants can run/walk a five-kilometre route or they can walk one kilometre.
To register, go to www.hscevents.ca/vernonrun.
Huntington Disease is a fatal hereditary brain disorder. A child born to a parent with HD has a 50 per cent chance of sharing the same fate. One in every 1,000 Canadians is impacted by HD, for which there is no cure.
The Huntington Society of Canada aspires to a world free of HD.
You can call Dan at 250-808-8072 for more information, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.