We are participating in the Winnipeg Indy to raise awareness, fund cutting edge research into slowing or stopping the progression of HD and to raise funds to provide family services to those affected.
This year marks the 15th year that the Reider Racers will participate in the Annual Winnipeg Indy Go-Kart Challenge!
Maybe you are wondering why the Reider family continues to participate in this event year after year...we believe there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Huntington's Disease (HD) is an inherited brain disorder, as brain cells die the person with HD becomes less able to control movements, recall events, make decisions and they often find it hard to control their emotions. My grandmother, Judy Reider, is currently in the final stages of this horrific disease. Sadly, we now know that my Uncle Shale has inherited the gene that causes Huntington's Disease.
My Uncle Shale has decided to embrace life and live to the fullest! When not spending the summer weekends at the cottage with his family and friends, he can be found zipping around town with the family dog in his VW Beetle with the top down...you might even find him towing his VW Van someplace to be repaired. I've been known to have a few Volkswagen repair adventures with him over the years.
The Huntington Society of Canada is a not-for-profit charitable organization. In addition to medical research, the funds raised will help to provide counselling and other support services that can help families and individuals living with HD.
On September 12, we will be racing in support of the Huntington Society of Canada (HSC). Please help us reach our goal by making a pledge to our team.