About Grand River Founders Walk

We are thrilled to be able to host this event as scheduled this year but safety remains a priority. Review the measures in place at the event in the FAQ and remember to stay home if you are feeling unwell.

Fundraising events, like the Founders Walk, contribute roughly 1/3 of the monies raised for the Huntington Society of Canada every year. As such, we have a fantastic opportunity to make a big difference this year! Start your personal fundraising page here today! 

Thanks to a kind donor, your event impact will be doubled this fall! Donations received by September 30th will be matched dollar for dollar so we can make double the progress towards providing support for HD families today, and give hope, by changing the course of this disease, for HD families tomorrow.


The Founders Walk to Cure HD honours the Huntington Society of Canada's founders, Ralph and Ariel Walker, who started the society 45 years ago, in 1973, at their kitchen table in Cambridge. ​
Ariel Walker often shares a story about the dragonflies that explains their significance to the community, which can be found here. It is due to the profound connection this has with HD community that you will see dragonflies incorporated throughout the walk.

Please join us in celebrating our founders at this family fun event! Stay tuned to this site for information on fun activities we have planned for the day, as well as exciting prizes!

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Time: Registration 9:30 am, Walk/Run at 10:00 am
Location: Riverside Park, Cambridge, Dolph Picnic Site

1km/ 5km options available for all abilities.

Your registration for the Founders Walk also counts you for the Huntington Heroes National Virtual Walk!


Register and raise $100 by August 15 to be entered into a draw for a $200 Visa Gift Card. For every $100 raised over the minimum, you will receive an additional entry in the draw.

Fundraising Incentives

As our thanks to you, you are eligible for ONE of the following prizes, based on the amount you raise

$150: TeamHD Tech T-Shirt
$300: TeamHD Hoodie; OR
$500: TeamHD Jacket

All proceeds raised through this event will go to support Family Services and Research to delay or stop Huntington disease.

Event Questions? Please contact: hdgrandriver@gmail.com

Website questions? events@huntingtonsociety.ca

Visit huntingtonsociety.ca to learn more about the organization and Huntington disease.


Starts at:  September 19, 2020 8:30 AM
Ends at:  September 19, 2020 12:00 PM


Riverside Park
49 King Street West
Dolph Site
Cambridge,ON N3H 1B5 CAN



About the Huntington Society of Canada

The Huntington Society of Canada (HSC) strives for a better future for those affected by Huntington disease (HD).  There are three main areas that HSC focuses on:

1. Funding cutting edge research into slowing or stopping the progression of HD

2. Funding Family Services workers across Canada to provide support for those affected by HD

3. Raising awareness of HD, educating the public and health services professionals, as well as advocating for the rights of those affected by HD

Thanks to our generous sponsors!