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Runners take to the streets for Bill Lawler Huntington's 5K

Posted at: 05/11/2013 10:19 AM
Updated at: 05/11/2013 8:01 PM

Runners took to the street on East Avenue Saturday morning to join the fight against a rare disease.

The Bill Lawler 5K for the Huntington's Disease Society of America took place Saturday morning in the city. Runners started at Matthew's Bar and Grill, just across the street from News10NBC and made their way down East Avenue to Alexander Street and eventually University Avenue and then back.

The run is held for Bill Lawler, a former Rochester Police detective, who is fighting Huntington's Disease. Huntington's is a neurological, genetic disorder that affects 30,000 Americans.

Lawler told News10NBC he is glad to see all the support.

“This was the first year that I've ran and it felt great to see the support again of the community,” said Lawler.

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