Thunder Rapids Fun Park hosted charity races on the race track for fundraising for the Huntington Society of Canada on Sunday.
The annual charity event was attended by hundreds of residents of Winnipeg, who managed to collect more than $20,000 to combat the terrible disease. Teams with 6 people took part in the races. It was an excellent family event for people of all ages with a very noble purpose.
Huntington disease is a fatal and irreversible disruption of the human brain. This disease destroys human memory, the ability to make decisions, manage their own movements and even control their emotions. Vern Barrett, head of Huntington Society in Winnipeg, compared this disease with ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s in one bottle.
He noted that at the moment there is no cure for this disease, but it destroys a full human life, forcing the patient and his family to suffer. Therefore, Barnet emphasized the importance of such events for the whole of Canada.
According to statistics, one in seven thousand Canadians suffer from Huntington disease, and one in 5500 has a risk of developing this disease. Last year, due to charitable events, it was possible to increase funding for the search for a medicine for this disease by $1.4 million. Doctors say that they are at a very important stage for the future victory over the disease and conduct a lot of research and experiments, therefore, such events as it took place on Sunday render their invaluable contribution.