Residents head to Landreth Park to walk for a cause

Residents head to Landreth Park to walk for a cause

JOPLIN, MO - Team Hope in Joplin hosted the 4th annual walk for Huntington's disease this morning.

The growing event took place at Landreth Park in north Joplin. Walk Coordinator Darrin Henry estimated they raised anywhere from $12,000-$16,000 this year. He says they've raised more than $50,000 since the walk first started.

Henry's wife has battled Huntington's disease for 21 years and he says it's encouraging seeing everyone come out to support.

"It means a lot to me because the community here in Joplin, being a rare disease the community of Joplin comes behind and supports us. It's a really good feeling because it's hard to get attention on a rare disease. So it's really, it feels good to have this going on here in our community."

Henry says all the money raised goes to Huntington's Disease Society of America for research.


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