Tom Moore 5K April 21

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Article Published: Apr. 12, 2012 | Modified: Apr. 22, 2012

Students from Appalachian State University are organizing the seventh annual Tom Moore 5K run/walk to benefit the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.

The event will take place Saturday, April 21, starting at 9 a.m. at the Greenway Trail.

Registration runs from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Preregistration is $15 if received before April 18. Registration forms and other information are available at http://healthpromotion.appstate.edu by clicking on “7th Annual Tom Moore 5K Run/Walk.”

Registration the day of the race is $20. Long sleeve T-shirts will be available on first-come, first-served basis. All proceeds will benefit the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is a nonprofit agency dedicated to finding a cure for the hereditary, degenerative brain disorder.

Huntington’s disease slowly diminishes the effected individual’s ability to walk, talk and reason. Someone with HD will eventually rely on family members for his or her care.

One out of every 10,000 Americans has HD. After the onset of the disease, someone usually only lives for 10 to 20 more years. The younger one is when onset occurs, the faster the disease progresses, according to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.

For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/events/358834857490326 or contact Sherri Wilson by email at (wilsonsl@appstatestate.edu) or call (828) 262-4748.

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