Brockville – The 2nd annual Walk for Juvenile Huntington Disease in Honor of Erin Wade is taking place this Sunday August 20th starting out from St. Lawrence Park in Brockville.
It runs from 11:00am untill 4:00pm, registration is set for 10:00am at the East Pavilion in St Lawrence Park. Bring your family, bring your fur babies, organizers are looking for Motorcycles riders, walkers, and vendors.
The annual walk is being held to raise money and awareness for Juvenile Huntington Disease, a less common, early-onset form of Huntington disease that begins in childhood or adolescence. Organizers hope to raise funds for research into a cure and to support families struggling with Huntington disease, an inherited brain disorder that is degenerative and ultimately fatal.
The first walk for Juvenile Huntington disease last year, raised more than $3,000. This year’s fundraiser will see dancers, a D.J., a live band, vendors, a local replica of the Ghostbusters car and possibly motorcycle riders.
The cost for walkers and bikers is $20, which includes lunch, coffee and Timbits while the cost for vendors is $30 per table and they are asked to bring their own table.
Wade, 25, became the face of a national research campaign in Canada last year and was the centre of attention at last year’s walk at St. Lawrence Park, funded by WeHaveAFace.org, an international charitable organization dedicated to finding a cure.
Wade 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.
Erin is no longer able to travel in her wheelchair for the 5km walk, but she is expected to ride along in a Corvette.
All money raised will go to Research, the Family Assistance Fund and Awareness and Advacacy.
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