Ontario Run and Walk for Huntington Disease

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Event/Attraction Info

Date and Time: <Sunday June 26, 2011 8:30am registration, 10am races begin>

Tickets Prices: <see registration page: http://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=6422>

Age Limit: <all ages welcome>

Contact: <[email protected] or call 647.238.6294>

Website: <http://www.hdtoronto.org/content/?page=349&layid=yes>

Address: <1120 Leslie St., Toronto>

Main intersection: <Leslie St. and Eglinton Avenue East>

Neighbourhood: <near Leaside and Don Mills>

Nearest Subway: <Eglinton or Leslie subway station>


Wilket Creek Park, picnic site #2: 1120 Leslie St. Park entrance is on west side of Leslie Street, 1st road north of Eglinton Avenue East. Near Don Valley Parkway.

Prices and other information

Children 12 and under = free with registered adult

Event Until May 31 Until June 22 Youths 17 & under

10K Run $39 $45 $19

5K Run         $35               $39              $19

5K Walk $29 $35 $19

Register at http://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=6422

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10k run, 5k run, 1k to 5k walk at 10am on Sunday June 26, 2011 at Wilket Creek Park (picnic site #2) in Toronto in support of those affected by Huntington disease (HD) and for research.

Scientists believe Huntington disease is the leading domino in a chain including Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, ALS, cancer and other diseases and that finding something to knock down HD will advance the fight against these and other diseases.

New for 2011 is chip timing. Taking a few steps for HD is easy and keeps you fit and your brain sharp! Register at http://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=6422 or go to http://www.hdtoronto.org for more info.

May is Huntington Disease (HD) Awareness Month:

HD is a progressive, neurological disorder striking physically, mentally and emotionally/psychologically.

HD slowly erodes all abilities until they're gone: talking, thinking, swallowing, walking, making decisions, living independently, controlling emotions and body.

HD can include involuntary movements of arms, legs, head which can become frequent enough to appear dance-like which can burn up to 5000 calories a day.

HD plays tricks on the brain by hiding memories - give clues to trigger recognition because recall is impaired.

HD lasts longer than any ultra-marathon, typically lasting 15 to 25 years after diagnosis.

HD is genetically dominant - a child of a parent affected by HD has a 50/50 chance of inheriting it.

HD touches the life of 1 in every 1000 Canadians including spouse/partner, children who are at-risk, carers and friends.

There is no known way to delay onset, slow down or reverse the course of HD, or avoid it altogether - YET – but this where you come in! This mountain is being moved, but your steps are needed to move it faster and make HD history!

This event is hosted by Huntington Society of Canada Toronto chapter.

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