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Huntington’s Disease Team Hope Walk to be held in Flowood on Saturday

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The Huntington’s Disease Team Hope Walk is coming up on Saturday, May 20 in Flowood.

For Heather Wilmoth, whose husband is mid-stage in the disease, the walk is a labor of love.

“For those who aren’t familiar with Huntington’s disease, it’s a neurodegenerative terminal disease that’s like having ALS, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s all rolled into one,” Wilmoth said on The Gallo Show. “This is our way of raising money to support centers of excellence, which we have one right here in Mississippi at UMMC. It helps the nationwide network of social workers and support groups and helps provide free online support groups and programs.”

There are currently over 200 families in Mississippi with a loved one diagnosed with Huntington’s disease.

“With a lot of patients with Huntington’s, they lose their personality. They become people that you don’t even recognize,” Wilmoth continued. “That’s not happened to us so far. Yet, I throw in the hopes that it never does, but I don’t want to jinx it.”

The walk will take place at Flowood Nature Park. Check-in is at 8 a.m. with the actual event beginning at 9 a.m. You can sign up here, and if you can’t make it, you can always participate virtually in the silent auction.


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