Brockville – The second annual Juvenile Huntington Disease Walk held on Sunday in Brockville raised over $3,500 in support of Erin Wade.
Over 100 people came out for the walk which saw 25 year-old Wade who is was no longer able to take part in the walk in a wheelchair ride from the passenger seat of a Corvette.
Walkers left St. Lawrence Park after 11:00am travelling down Hartley Street. Some held up signs bearing the faces of other Huntington sufferers.
This year’s walk surpassed last years, which saw 60 people participating and $3,300 raised.
Proceeds from Sunday’s walk will go toward research into a cure and to support families struggling with Huntington disease, an inherited brain disorder that is degenerative and ultimately fatal.
Wade became the face of a national research campaign in Canada last year and was the centre of attention at last year’s inaugural walk at St. Lawrence Park, funded by WeHaveAFace.org, an international charitable organization dedicated to finding a cure.
She was diagnosed as a 17-year-old student at Brockville Collegiate Institute with the same disease that took the life of her father, David Wade, at the age of 56.
For more information on Huntington’s disease and Juvenile Huntington’s disease please visit: https://www.wehaveaface.org/ca