Local Go Cart Races Bring In $10k For Deadly Disease Research

Monday September 8th, 2014

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Scott & Colin O’Neil lead the pack at The Huntingtons Indy Go Kart Challenge. A dear friend of theirs is at risk of inheriting the Huntingtons gene. (Photo by Bob Wickett)

The Huntington’s Indy Go-Kart Challenge held this past Sunday at the Zap Zone Fun Centre raised over $10,000, which will assist families coping with the devastating effects of Huntington disease

“There was some intense racing out there today,” said local Huntington society president Paul Bateman. “I heard a lot of trash talking as drivers strapped into the go karts.”

Bateman said he’s very thankful for the support the society received from friends, families and sponsors.

“The money raised today goes toward finding treatments and hopefully, at some point, a cure for this horrible disease. In the meantime a portion of the funds also assists families by providing professional services for those struggling with impact of Huntington Disease on their lives,” he said.

The Indy Go-Kart Challenge is a Canada wide event and has been very successful for the Essex County Chapter. Each year at least $10,000 is contributed locally and, to date, well over $1,000,000 nationally.

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