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Walk for Huntington’s Disease April 21

Tom_Moore_5K_t.jpgBOONE—Students from Appalachian State University are organizing the 7th Annual Tom Moore 5K run/walk to benefit the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. The event will take place Saturday, April 21, at the Greenway Trail starting at 9 a.m. Registration runs from 8-8:45 a.m.

Pre-registration is $15 if received before April 18. Registration forms and other information is available at http://healthpromotion.appstate.edu and click on “7th Annual Tom Moore 5K Run/Walk.” Registration the day of the race is $20. Long sleeve T-Shirts will be available on first come, first served basis. All proceeds will benefit the Huntington’s Disease Society of America

For additional information, contact Sherri Wilson at WilsonSL@appstatestate.edu or 828-262- 4748.The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is a non-profit agency dedicated to finding a cure for the hereditary, degenerative brain disorder. Huntington’s Disease (HD) slowly diminishes the affected individual’s ability to walk, talk and reason. Someone with HD will eventually rely on family members for his or her care. One out of every 10,000 Americans has HD. After the onset of the disease someone usually only lives for 10-20 more years. The younger you are when onset occurs, the faster the disease progresses.

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