“Running for Huntington’s Disease: The Bill Lawler 5K Run/Walk,” by Alexandra Chapman

The Bill Lawler 5K Run/Walk took place on May 5, 2012, in Rochester, New York. The event was held to raise money in support of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. Sponsored by Pearl Izumi, the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America, and the Rochester Police Department, the event offered fun for all participants and spectators through door prizes, live music, and other entertainment.

Beginning and ending on East Avenue, the run/walk started at 9 a.m. The fastest competitor finished in just 16 minutes and five seconds. Prizes were awarded for the top male, the top female, and the top three competitors in each age group.

More information about the Bill Lawler 5K Run/Walk can be found at www.huntingtons5k.com. To learn more about the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, visit www.hdsa.org.

About the Author: Alexandra Chapman is an honor roll student at Victor Senior High School in Victor, New York. A former track team member, she has run to raise money for cancer research in the Eastman House Photo Finish 5K as well as the William Lawler 5K Run/Walk.