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We are excited to announce the 8th Annual Destroyer Park Golf Open. The Tournament will Benefit the National Ataxia Foundation www.ataxia.org We have a dear friend with Cerebellar Ataxia. In fact, if you have called or visited us this summer, you may have likely met Lindsay. She works with us Monday through Friday during the day. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the Foundation whose Mission is to develop treatments and cures for those affected & their families and to promote awareness of this rare disease.
What is Ataxia?
Ataxia is a degenerative disease of the nervous system. Many symptoms of Ataxia mimic those of being drunk, such as slurred speech, stumbling, falling, and incoordination. These symptoms are caused by damage to the cerebellum, the part of the brain that is responsible for coordinating movement. Ataxia treatment involves a combination of medication to treat symptoms and therapy to improve quality of life.
People affected by Ataxia may experience problems with using their fingers and hands, arms, legs, walking, speaking, or moving their eyes. Ataxia affects people of all ages. Age of symptom-onset can vary widely, from childhood to late-adulthood. Complications from the disease are serious and oftentimes debilitating. Some types of Ataxia can lead to an early death.
Please help us.
God Bless you,
Kris, Chris, and Lindsay
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Registration form and event details - click here.