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2nd Dystonia Day at Phoenix Zoo on November 2 Supports Research for a Cure

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Disabling Brain Disorder is Little-Known but Surprisingly Common

PHOENIX - EntSun -- Phoenix is one of 13 cities across the USA to host a Dystonia Zoo Day in 2019. Last year, 12 Dystonia Zoo Days drew 5,000+ participants nationally. The purpose of this community-building event is to raise dystonia awareness and funds for medical research. Proceeds benefit the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation. Cost is $25 per adult and $15 for children 12 and under. Fee includes zoo admission, dystonia t-shirt, and refreshments.

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder characterized by twisting, repetitive muscle movements as well as sustained, abnormal postures of the body and limbs. There are many types of dystonia that impact people of all ages and backgrounds. Conservative estimates suggest no fewer than 250,000 Americans are affected. The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advancing research for improved dystonia treatments and ultimately a cure, promoting awareness, and supporting the well-being of affected individuals and families.

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WHO: Event organizer Mary Stone experiences powerful, uncontrollable muscle spasms in her neck. It is a constant battle to hold her head steady against the intense muscle contractions that pull her head to one side while turning her face to the other direction. Stone's treatment includes regular botulinum neurotoxin injections and physical therapy. Stone is a member of the Phoenix Dystonia Support Group, which is sponsored by the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation.

WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 2019. Registration opens at 10:00 AM. Event begins at 11:00 AM.

WHERE: Phoenix Zoo, 455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008

MEDIA: For more information about Dystonia Day at Phoenix Zoo visit: https://phoenixdystoniazooday.swell.gives/

Contact
Jessica Feeley
***@dystonia-foundation.org


Source: Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
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