Longview has long been a supporter of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, serving as Gold Sponsors for the Tie the Ribbons event, participating in the ongoing Biotech series, and supporting the soon to come Hope Grows Garden. This year, we added the Double Helix Dash 5k to the list.
The 6th running of the Double Helix Dash 5k took place on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 5:30PM with a 5k and 1-mile fun run. Beginning and ending on Genome Way in front of HudsonAlpha, the course incorporates McMillian Park's unique double helix path. This very well organized event serves as a fundraiser for HudsonAlpha. From their website:
Proceeds from the Double Helix Dash support HudsonAlpha’s work with rare and undiagnosed genetic disorders, which affect some 25 million children and adults across the country. Through the Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research (CSER) program and the Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine, HudsonAlpha is providing life-changing and life-saving answers to families struggling with rare and undiagnosed diseases. Using our cutting-edge sequencing technology, HudsonAlpha scientists have already provided much-needed diagnoses for children in our community.
Let us know if you are interested in joining the (unofficial) Longview running team for a future race or next year's Double Helix Dash.
Whitney, Jessica, JJ, Andrew, and Lauren after the 5k race.