Vol 7. Issue 26 / September 17, 2007
There is no registration fee; donations will be gladly accepted. All proceeds benefit the National Ataxia Foundation, a nonprofit organization established in 1957 to help families affected by hereditary or sporadic ataxia. Ataxia is an often-fatal degenerative neurological disorder that affects the balance, coordination, and speech of more than 150,000 men, women and children in the United States. As the disease progresses, it also can impact heart, sight, and hearing. Ataxia can strike anyone at any time; children, adolescents, and adults are all affected.
Charley McLaughlin, the event's namesake, was a native San Diegan who died earlier this year at age 44 from complications caused by Friedreich's Ataxia. Charley's brother Earl, who also suffers from Friedreich's Ataxia, is a leader of the San Diego Ataxia Support Group.
For more event information, or to volunteer, contact Earl McLaughlin at (619) 447-3753 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about ataxia, visit www.ataxia.org. To see how one Scripps Research lab is advancing knowledge about Friedreich's ataxia, see "Team Reverses Friedreich's Ataxia Defect in Cell Culture" and the Gottesfeld lab website.
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