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2012 Race for Victor

Posted on 9/28/2012 by Rebecca Woodcock

2012 Race for Victor

Head to Tanglewood Park on Saturday, October 13, 2012 for the third annual Race for Victor 5K walk and run benefitting the Pitt Hopkins Syndrome Fund!

Join the cause at Tanglewood Park to support research into Pitt Hopkins Syndrome (PTHS). Victor Pauca, a Winston-Salem native, was diagnosed with PTHS in 2008. He is now 7 years old, and is a joy to his family and all who meet him. This event is open to walkers and runners.

Pitt Hopkins Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder affecting a specific gene in chromosome 18, called TCF4. TCF4 plays an essential role in the development of the nervous system and the brain and any functional deficiency of TCF4 greatly affects how a child develops over time.

In the recent past, the accessible medical literature indicated that all children affected by PTHS would suffer from severe disabilities, unable to walk, speak or relate to others.

The collective knowledge obtained through Race for Victor’s 200+ international support group and recent research efforts are showing that PTHS children are creative, vibrant and joyful people continuing to learn over time, and who seem to bring happiness to everyone who knows them.

If you are not able to participate on Saturday, October 13, 2012, you can still sponsor Victor's Walk. As in years past, Victor will be walking in honor of all children with PTHS.

For more information, to register or donate please visit Race for Victor! Find Race for Victor on Facebook!

 

General Park Information

  • Tanglewood is open daily from 7:00 am – Sunset (except on Christmas Day).
  • Pets must be under control of their owner and kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. All pets must have current inoculations for rabies. Pets must be kept and never left unattended. Pet owners are responsible for their pets using the designated waste area and cleaning up after their pets at the designated area.
  • Golf, Horse Stables, Hiking Trails and Accommodations are available year-around.
  • Gardens are open year-around. Blooming seasons vary.
  • Tennis activities are available from April to November.
  • Water activities can be enjoyed from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Entrance Fee:
    • $8.00 - Buses
    • $2.00 - All others
    Annual passes can be purchased at the Front Gate or Welcome Center for $25.00. Entrance fees & Annual Admission do not include Admission to Special Events.

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