Huntington Disease (HD) is a debilitating brain disorder that is fatal and incurable. The disease is often described as having the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS – simultaneously. As the disease progresses, a person with Huntington’s become less able to manage movements, recall events, make decisions and control emotions. About one in every 7,000 Canadians has HD and approximately one in every 5,500 is at-risk of developing the disease. The disease leads to incapacitation and, eventually, death.
The Huntington Society of Canada (HSC) is a respected leader in the worldwide effort to find a meaningful treatment for Huntington disease. HSC is the only Canadian health charity dedicated to providing help and hope for families dealing with Huntington disease across Canada.
The Huntington Society of Canada (HSC) in West Coast Newfoundland invites volunteers for the Annual Barker’s Battle Run for Huntington Disease on July 6. The event consists of a 3.5 km run, followed by a BBQ and candy station. There will be a game of horseshoes, as well as a campfire, weather permitting. All proceeds will go directly to HSC to fund family services support and cutting edge research into a treatment for HD.
Event: Annual Barker’s Battle Run for Huntington Disease
Date & Time: Saturday, July 6, 2019 – registration begins at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Coachman’s Cove Community Fire Hall, Newfoundland
Participants are encouraged to get creative with the purple and blue theme through their clothes, face paint, hair dye, homemade posters and more! Register or donate atwww.hscevents.ca/BarkersBattle.