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Tom Moore 5K Run/Walk
Sat, Apr 12, 2014
About This Activity
HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE is a hereditary, degenerative disorder that slowly diminishes a person’s ability to think, speak, and walk. Eventually, patients are completely dependent on others for their care. Currently, there are limited treatments for symptoms of HD, but there is no way to cure or even slow the progression of this deadly disease. To date, there are approximately 30,000 known cases of HD in the United States, while 150,000 Americans are at risk of inheriting the disease from a parent. The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is a voluntary organization with the mission of spreading awareness about this tragic disease and supporting patients and their families.
TOM MOORE is a local Boone resident and former director of Resort Area Ministry (RAM’s Rack, etc.) who was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease eleven years ago. Tom’s father and brother have already succumbed to the disease, and Tom is passionate about spreading knowledge of the disease in order to support funding for research in the hope of finding a cure. In this spirit, Tom teamed up with Appalachian State University to create this 5K, an outreach fundraiser that promotes his goals of awareness and support. All proceeds from the 5K event will be invested in the research of treatment and cure for Huntington’s Disease.
In addition F.A.R.M. Cafe is sponsoring an early packet pickup and a pre-race pasta dinner Friday, April 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 167 West King Street. The meal includes pasta with or without meat, side salad , dessert, and a drink. This is a “pay as you can” donation event to contribute to the Tom Moore 5K event as well as help F.A.R.M. Café in their mission.