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Annual Ann's Run Battles Huntington's Disease

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

Nearly fifty people ran for a cause at the sixth annual Ann's 5K run in Otsiningo Park this Saturday. The run was inspired by Windsor resident Ann Tripp who has been battling Huntington's Disease for 12 years. 

Huntington's Disease is a degenerative condition of the brain which affects the ability to walk, talk, and perform tasks. The run raised a goal of $8,000 for the Huntington's Disease Society of America. Organizer Sally Forbidussi said that Ann Tripp, grandmother to her children, serves as an inspiration to those living with the disease.

"Ann is full of hope. She's an amazing grandma, an amazing mom to five kids, she's an amazing wife to her husband of fifty years next January. And Ann is just someone who loves everybody and she definitely gives disability a new meaning because she really just focuses on the abilities and the today and the sunshine and all the great things that God gives us. She's really an amazing person." - Sally Forbidussi, organizer

Tripp, who is 68 years old, has five children and fourteen grandchildren, said she is glad to see the race happen every year.

"They're had the race for a lot of years and I love that they have it." - Ann Tripp

Fourteen-year-old Dakota Wolf of Johnson City came in first place. To make a donation, please visit their website.