Saturday, June 7, 2014

Colt State Park - Walking Through for Huntington's Disease

Colt State Park, Bristol, Rhode Island
Beautiful Colt State Park in Bristol, RI

The Start of the Walk for Huntington's Disease

Walking Through the Park

The Pretty Bushes Around Colt State Park

Nature At It's Best

What is Huntington's Disease?

The Cutest Little Kids on the Walk

The Cutest Little Dog on the Walk

My Friends and I (L-R: Karen, Myself and Lori)

It was a beautiful day for the Annual Huntington's Disease Walk in Rhode Island with Team Hope. Temperatures reached near 80 degrees. Even though we walked the coastline it got quite hot in the sunshine.

The first attempt at building this park was in 1908 and later in 1968 the lands were dedicated as Colt State Park by the RI State Governor John Chafee. (Father of the current governor). The park contains over 400 acres.

What is Huntington's Disease? As you can see from the sign it is a heredity brain disorder. There are approximately 200,000 Americans at risk for this gene. It is much more common in those of Western Europe descent. It can affect both men and women.

Do you have many parks in your area and 
are their many fundraiser walks through them? 

The last walk the 3 of us did was in Roger Williams Park for Breast Cancer back in October. 


  1. Great pics Lisa! What a great cause! There are a lot of fundraiser walks/runs around here, especially at the beaches. How many people showed up for the walk?

  2. Looks like a great walk for a great cause.

  3. Lovely photo's Lisa and a great cause. Thank you for raising it's profile with your blog post.

  4. Great photos for a great cause! Looks like a lovely park, Lisa and may I say "nice legs"! ☺