Walk for Huntington’s disease held in Ellsworth

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ELLSWORTH, Maine. (WABI) - Folks came together to walk for family, friends, and the many affected by Huntington's disease.

Maine's annual Team Hope Walk for the Huntington's Disease Society of America was held at Ellsworth High School.

Folks lacing up their sneakers for the three-mile fun-walk.

Face painting, music, and a Chinese Auction that included items donated by the community were on hand.

Organizers tell us this walk creates a great sense of community for those involved.

Nancy Patterson, one of the organizers tell us, "It's as if we're all one big family, and we're here together. We all share in knowing how difficult the disease is, and we all share in our hope for a cure, and we share in our need to get support and give support to each other."

"I think the biggest thing is to make awareness. To be a visual sign that HD is out there, and to bring awareness to the community. Not Just the HDSA community that we're involved in, but to the rest of the community out there." Explained one of the participants Margo Hayes.

All of the donations will go toward providing services for families affected by the disease, research, education, and advocacy.