Join us for the 19th Annual Heroes & Villians Team Hope 5k Walk & Run!
Participants are welcome to walk, but for you runners out there, we will have awards available for the fastest in each of the following categories:
- Adult Male (13+)
- Adult Female (13+)
- Youth Male (12 & under)
- Youth Female (12 & under)
We do NOT have timing, so runners will want to line up towards the front and winners will be judged by those first across the finish line!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2023
Run & Walk: 9am
STAPLETON CENTRAL PARK
8601 E Martin Luther King Blvd S - Denver, CO
This event is primary a fundraiser to support the fight against HD, so put your team together and fundraise! Prizes are available for top fundraisers. See "Fundraising Incentives" below for details.
Questions or looking to get more involved? Please contact:
Kathleen Bates, Walk Chair & RMC Board Member - firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. Feel free to dress up as your favorite superhero or villain - there will be a costume competition! We look forward to seeing you and your superhero squad there! Prizes for the following:
- Adult Most Creative Costume (13+)
- Youth Most Creative Costume (12 & under)
- Pet Most Creative Costume (no age limit)
- Most Team Participation
Team Hope Walks aim to raise as much money as possible in the local community to support the mission and services of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. There are many different fundraising strategies you may use to have a successful fundraising campaign, and HDSA suggests you use all of them! To download the Team Hope Walk Participant Packet and check out the Team Hope website’s Fundraising Tips & Tools (including some fundraising webinars!) and Participant Resources sections.
We invite all local companies and small businesses to sponsor this Team Hope Walk. We depend on the generosity of sponsors, and by sponsoring a walk your company will be supporting a great cause as well as engaging in an exciting marketing opportunity within the local community. If your company is interested in sponsoring the walk, please email email@example.com!
What is Huntington’s disease?
Huntington’s disease is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities usually during their prime working years and has no cure. Every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of inheriting the faulty gene that causes the disease. Today, there are approximately 41,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. Huntington’s disease is described as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously. HD is characterized by a triad of symptoms, including progressive motor dysfunction, behavioral disturbance and cognitive decline.
What is the Huntington’s Disease Society of America?
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the premier not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today, hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their families. To learn more, please visit www.hdsa.org.
About Team Hope
Team Hope is HDSA’s largest national grassroots fundraising event. Thousands of families, friends, co-workers, neighbors and communities walk together each year to support HDSA's fight to improve the lives of people affected by HD and their families. From forming a team, to sponsoring an event, to volunteering, you too can help make a difference in so many lives. Join Team Hope for HD, and help us provide help for today, hope for tomorrow! Learn more by visiting www.hdsa.org/teamhope.