Team Hope Walk - Erie, PA
Join the effort to provide help for today, hope for tomorrow at the 2013 Team Hope 5K Run/Walk for Huntington’s Disease in Erie, PA!
On Site registration begins at 8:00 AM
5K will start at 9:00 AM
Cost to register before 9/6:
14 and over: $15 (after 9/6-$20)
7-13: $10 (after 9/6-$14)
Under 6: FREE
All paid, pre-registered, registrants receive a Team Hope T-shirt!
There will be a 5k run and walk, and also a shorter distance for walkers (3K) who don't want to do the full 5k. We will be having Chinese auctions,clowns for the children and more! We'll also be providing plenty of snacks!
Awards will be presented in age groups, and overall, for the 5k Run and Walk.
Together, we'll share a morning of camaraderie, compassion, fun, helpful information, and hope! Please bring the whole family (and some lawn chairs too!)! Fundraising is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Please download the Team Hope Walk Participant Guide for helpful fundraising tips and advise.
Why We Walk:
We walk to raise funds to support the mission of HDSA, the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting Huntington’s disease (HD). HDSA provides vital support and services to improve the lives of those affected by HD, offers resources for HD families and supports research to find a cure for HD.
HD is a devastating, hereditary, degenerative brain disorder for which there is no effective treatment or cure. HD is a debilitating disease which slowly diminishes the affected individual's ability to walk, talk, think and reason. Symptoms usually appear in an individual between 30-50 years of age and progress over a 10 to 25 year period (cases of Juvenille HD have been diagnosed in children as young as 2 years of age). Eventually the person must rely upon others for their care. Huntington's Disease profoundly affects the lives of entire families -- emotionally, socially and economically. We walk in support of the hundreds of HD families right here in our own community.
Volunteers and sponsors are also needed and also greatly appreciated! For more information, please contact Lauren Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or CJ Redfern, National Team Hope Walks Manager, at email@example.com.
Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you on September 14!