Register now for Double Helix Dash

Registration is open now for the 6th annual Double Helix Dash, a unique 5K race and one-mile fun run on the HudsonAlpha campus April 4, 2017.Logo---circle

The late afternoon race begins and ends on Genome Way in front of HudsonAlpha, and winds through McMillian Park’s distinctive double helix path.

Proceeds from the Double Helix Dash support the Institute’s work on rare and undiagnosed genetic disorders, which affect more than 25 million children and adults in the United States alone. Through the Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research program and the Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine, HudsonAlpha is providing life-changing and life-saving answers to patients struggling with rare and undiagnosed diseases.

One of those patients is Anna Brooke, a little girl from North Alabama whose rare condition was undiagnosed for years before HudsonAlpha scientists provided her family with answers.

Anna Brooke is this year’s Double Helix Dash Childhood Champion (Click here to watch Anna Brooke’s story).

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2017 event, please contact Karen Petersen, Director of Annual and Planned Giving, at kpetersen@hudsonalpha.org. If you have any questions directly related to the race, please contact Alex Clark, Race Director at htcequipment@gmail.com.

 

 

Save the date: Spring Benefit 2017

The annual HudsonAlpha Spring Benefit will be held Thursday, April 27. The gala kicks off with a reception in the atrium, followed by dinner and a short program at the Jackson Center. The theme of this year’s event is genomic medicine. Dr. Howard Jacob will deliver the keynote address. Dr. Jacob will discuss the rapid advancements in the field of genomic medicine since he first arrived in Huntsville in 2015, and how HudsonAlpha is applying our knowledge in genomic science to people’s health and well-being. Proceeds from the Spring Benefit will help grow HudsonAlpha’s genomic medicine program. If you would like to sponsor the event on April 27th, please contact Elizabeth Herrin at eherrin@hudsonalpha.org or 256-327-0442.

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