Hope Walk in Honor of Local Disease Fighter
The Huntington's Disease Society of America's (HDSA) New York/New Jersey Region is having their Binghamton Virtual Team Hope Walk/Ann's 5K Race. Yes, it is still on and it's still free. Team Hope is HDSA's largest fundraising event that involves thousands of families, friends, co-workers, and neighbors and they want you to be a part of it.
A virtual walk is a real walk but the good news is that you can do it on your terms. You can walk anywhere that you want, including your driveway, around the neighborhood, in your house, even on the treadmill.
The walk is held in honor of Grandma Ann Trip, who is fighting Huntington's disease (HD). This is considered a family affair and you can read more about her here. HD is a fatal genetic disease that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brains.
In New York, the total HD population is more than 19,000. Every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of inheriting the gene that causes Huntington's disease.
HD is described as having ALS, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases...all at the same time. Find out more about HD here.
There is no cure...yet. The Binghamton Virtual Team Hope Walk/Ann's 5K Race is happening on Saturday, August 22nd from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. ALL donations go towards HDSA. You can go here to register, donate, and get more information.