MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Hundreds of people spent Saturday morning in Eden Prairie, bringing awareness to a rare disease.

Dressed in blue shirts, advocates and volunteers took part in a 5K fun run and walk at Purgatory Park in support of Huntington’s disease research. Doctors describe the degenerative disease as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s all at once.

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The good news is researchers are making great strides toward a cure.

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“There’s a trial going on that skipped phase two and went right to phase three and went right to the U.S., which is remarkable, so there is a chance for a cure,” said Tarole Rettke, an organizer.

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Saturday’s team of participants raised more than $40,000 for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.