Jennifer Hill, a Carlsbad local in her 30s who was recently diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease (HD), would like to ask the community to join her in the upcoming Huntington’s Disease Society of America San Diego Dash For The Cure 5K.

Today, there are approximately 30,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. There is not yet a cure for the disease, and the average life expectancy following diagnosis is about 10 to 30 years.

The 5K is a two-lap event around San Diego’s historic Gaslamp area. The race, hosted by Everywon, culminates with a fabulous finish line festival with music, food, drinks, giveaways, and more to celebrate community improvement through sport. All race participants receive: HDSASD team t-shirt, Everywon San Diego event t-shirt, finisher’s medal, free event photography, and the satisfaction of knowing you directly helped with HD research.

The race starts at 7 a.m. on Dec. 10 at the corner of 5 Ave. and L St. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased here. To learn more about HD visit the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.