Every time I visit Windsor, I meet the nicest people.  Everyone always makes me feel at home and I love the fact that the Village is rich in history .  On Saturday, May 17th, there is something extra special going on in Windsor, as people from surrounding communities gather at Klumpp Park to show their support for Ann’s 5K Race & Kids Fun Run.

Ann’s 5K Race is in honor of Ann Tripp who is a great inspiration to so many, that share her appreciation of walks, ice cream cones, swimming and many other outdoor adventures.  When Ann was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease, it became harder for Ann to take her walks and enjoy the scenic beauty that God gave us all.

According to Wikipedia, Huntington’s Disease or HD, “is a neurodegenerative genetic disorder that affects muscle coordination and leads to cognitive decline and psychiatric issues in men and women.”  As you can imagine, the disease is a devastating, with patients usually passing away within 10 years of being diagnosed.

The race on May 17th is to honor her and raise money and awareness for Huntington’s Disease. The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is promoting this race and the money raised will go to them. Their mission is to improve the lives of people with Huntington’s Disease and to promote and support research for the disease of which there is no cure.

With the race now in its’ second year, the Forbidussi Family (Sally and her kids, Vinnie, Emily, Alli and Gabriella), lovingly named this year’s theme, kites. And that is a beautiful thing considering people that have the disease and the strong people that hold their loved ones close to their hearts, are holding on to that kite string for a cure.

The entire day is dedicated to Ann and to raise awareness of Huntington’s Disease.  The 9am race is actually 2 races; a 5K race, with on site registration and check-in beginning at 7:30am and the free Kids Fun Run for children of all ages, featuring a special ribbon ceremony for the children who participate.

For $25, adults will enjoy some exercise, help a great cause while eating some good food, enjoying music and prizes, after the race. To register and fundraise, please contact Sally Forbidussi at (607) 237-4427 or sallyforbidussi423@gmail.com, or just show up in person next Saturday at Klumpp Park in the beautiful Village of Windsor.  Let’s do it for Ann.

www.hdsa.org