Runners get a pie in the face to help out a good cause

A runner takes a face full of whipped cream during the Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 event. (WLUK image)

NEENAH (WLUK) -- Getting a pie in the face doesn't sound like a good time, but for 100 Fox Valley residents, it's all in good fun.

It was part of the "Team Hope Pie in the Face Run-Walk" event in Neenah.

Participants could choose from a 2K walk or a 5K run with an optional pie in the face.

The event supports those affected by Huntington's Disease which is a neurological brain disorder.

"It usually onsets in middle ages. It's a terminal disease. From about 10 to 20 years it affects the person's ability to walk, talk, feed themselves, take care of themselves," said Shana Verstegen, Huntington's Disease Society of America volunteer. "It's a genetic disease which means every child of somebody with Huntington's also has a 50-percent chance of having the disease."

Organizers hoped to raise $20,000 at the event.

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