Catherine Price with Minister Hedderson and Steve Kent Catherine Price has always seen the importance of giving back to her community. From being a long-standing leader for a group of young girls in her home town of Fortune, to her outstanding contribution to the Huntington Disease Society of Canada, which has recognized her with the Dean Cain Memorial Award. The loss of a family member to this devastating disease is what motivated Catherine to start Newfoundland and Labrador's first Young People Affected by Huntington Disease (YPAHD) group. Catherine, with the help from other YPAHD members, has started an annual Hope, Walk & Run for Huntington Disease fundraising event. Catherine's perseverance and leadership in carrying out the Society's mission has made a profound impact on the Newfoundland HD community-providing young people affected by this devastating disease with an opportunity to connect and actively participate in YPAHD activities. Catherine is doing all that while studying at the MUN Center for Nursing Studies and working two part-time jobs. Catherine also recruited students to travel to Dominican Republic as part of a medical team to provide free medical care for those who could not otherwise afford it.

Hometown: Fortune

Check out this video highlighting Catherine's accomplishments.