Boise walk builds hope for Huntington's Disease cure

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Boise walk builds hope for Huntington's Disease cure

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by KTVB.COM

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Posted on October 12, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 13 at 10:05 AM

BOISE -- Those impacted by Huntington's Disease came out to walk on Saturday in Boise, to build hope for a cure.

There is currently no cure for the disease. It is a genetic disease that after time starts to kill brain cells. If a loved one has it, there is a 50-percent chance you could have it too.

"It's very important for a lot of reasons. One, there are not a lot of fun things about Huntington's Disease and having a chance to bring people together and meet each other and meet other families who are effected by this disease," said Anne Spencer.

Huntington's Disease starts to progress over about 20 years. The disease also causes movement disorder.

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