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Salt Lake City to host a benefit for Huntington’s Disease

Aug 29, 2022, 7:30 AM

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SALT LAKE CITY — Mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 10. A walk and 5-K run benefitting the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, will take place at Sugar House Park.

The local chapter will be hosting the annual Utah Team Hope Walk and 5-K run at 8:30 that morning.  Spokesperson Chelsea Roberts said everyone is invited, and run or walk participants need to check in at 8 a.m.

“People with MS, Parkinsons and Alzheimers they all are neurological disorders,” said Robinson. “And if we find a cure for one of them it’s going to help all of them.” 

Huntington’s is a fatal genetic disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain. Symptoms include progressive motor dysfunction, behavioral disturbance and cognitive decline.

Today, there are approximately 41,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at risk of inheriting the disease

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Salt Lake City to host a benefit for Huntington’s Disease