Fitathom pictureFitness fanatic Carol Dick is looking for people to help her run, jump and dance her way to raising much needed funds for the Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA).
Carol has organised a charity ‘Fitathon Fundraiser’ on February 13 at Kilmarnock’s Grand Hall 10-2pm with four great classes – Movin&Givin, Dance4orceFitness and Fierce Fitness. All will be on offer across the course of the morning and the £10 entry, if you’re up to it, allows access to all four classes. There’s also raffle tickets and a goodie bag thrown in for the entry fee.
The SHA is the only charity in the country supporting the estimated 1100 people living with degenerative brain condition Huntington’s disease (HD) in Scotland, with 64 families in Ayrshire affected.
HD is a hereditary progressive condition that causes changes to muscle control, thinking processes and can cause long-term mental health issues. The average age of onset is between 33 and 45 and those living with the condition will require 24 hour care as it progresses into its later stages. Each child of someone diagnosed with HD is at a 50% risk of developing the condition themselves. There is currently no cure.
Carol has first hand experience of HD with her father diagnosed several years ago.
“HD is a very misunderstood condition and the support the Scottish Huntington’s Association offers really helps with the very specific support people like dad need day to day. Events like this I hope will increase understanding of the condition. I hope as many people can come along and find out a little more what the disease is and the impact it has on families,” she said.
“Please come along and help me raise much needed funds for the great work they do and give yourself a great work out at the same time.”
Contact Carol for more details on 07910373158.