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.READ MORE: Camera In Northern MN Catches Full Wolf Pack In Single Frame
The good news is researchers are making great strides toward a cure.READ MORE: COVID-19 Prevalence In Metro Area Wastewater Is Declining After Recent Peak
“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.MORE NEWS: COVID In MN: Emergency Nurses Arrive To Help Hospitals
Saturday’s team of participants raised more than $40,000 for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.