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By Denton Postlewait

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - Many gathered in Carson Park today to raise money to fight Huntington’s Disease.

Despite holding a virtual event earlier this year, the Huntington’s Disease Society of America held its annual Hope Walk in person today.

Participants could choose between a 2K walk or 5K run.

Event organizers say events like this are essential for fundraising especially during the pandemic.

“We didn’t think people would want a live event, but that is what the families asked for because they still wanted to walk or run this course with their families for a cause that is so near and dear to their heart,” says Shana Verstegen, event organizer.

People were encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing.

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