PIERSON — Join us this Saturday in Pierson for our Annual Sprint into Summer Run in support of the Huntington Society of Canada.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to mingle with the people in our community. Proceeds from this event help fund programs in family services and research for people affected by Huntington disease.
Huntington disease is a debilitating brain disorder that is fatal and incurable. About one in every 7,000 Canadians has HD and approximately one in every 5,500 is at-risk of developing the disease. Many more are touched by HD whether as a caregiver, a family member, or a friend.
Huntington disease is devastating for both the body and the mind. The symptoms, which may include uncontrollable jerking movements and relentless cognitive and emotional impairment, usually present between the ages of 30 and 45, and gradually worsen over the 10-25 year course of the disease.
Eventually they lead to total incapacitation and death.
Huntington disease is like experiencing ALS, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and schizophrenia all in one disease.
For more information or to register for Saturday’s run, please visit: huntingtonsociety.ca.kintera.org/SprintIntoSummer. Everyone is welcome to participate.
If you are registering as a family or group (more than four people), please complete one registration form for each member.
All participants will receive a shirt. Also included in your registration is entry to the barbecue and family dance featuring the live band Hawg Wylde immediately following the event. Tickets for the dance only will be available for $10 each.
For more information, please contact Terri Alphonso at (204) 634-2300.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition May 29, 2014