The Toronto Run & Hike for Huntington Disease is historically, the most highly attended fundraising hosted by a Huntington Society Chapter, attracting not only family and friends of those affected by HD but connected individuals from the medical community, research community and beyond. This event is a time for the larger community to come together and connect over their shared goal and passion of helping to create a world without Huntington disease.
Though the Toronto Run & Hike for HD is jam packed with fun, it distinguishes itself from many fun-runs by providing chip timing for their running participants. Serious runners have even come from beyond Ontario, and even Canada to the run to time themselves and help with the cause. Still, most participants are families coming together for a fun run and to raise money for Huntington disease research and services provided by HSC. Familiar faces from the medical and research community in Toronto have included Dr. Mark Guttman, a Toronto Neurologist and Clare Gibbons of the Genetics Program at North York General Hospital. CEO of the Huntington Society of Canada, Bev Heim-Myers is also usually in attendance to welcome participants and cheer them on.
Check out pictures of the 2015 Toronto Run at Wilket Creek Park here to see the community of those who are passionate about ending Huntington disease!