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DMRF's 4th Annual Bronx Zoo Walk to Raise Money and Awareness to Cure Dystonia

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Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Pamela Sloate spearheads the annual Dystonia Bronx Zoo Walk on Sept 16.
Pamela Sloate, New York resident who recently underwent Deep Brain Stimulation to Host

BRONX, N.Y. - July 12, 2018 - EntSun -- WHO: New Yorker, Pamela Sloate, who a year ago, underwent Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) will lead and host the event. DBS is a neurological procedure used to treat a variety of neurological disorders, including movement disorders such as dystonia. A battery-powered stimulator — essentially a brain pacemaker—is surgically implanted and delivers electrical stimulation to the areas of the brain associated with dystonia.

Dystonia is characterized by persistent or intermittent muscle contractions causing abnormal, often repetitive, movements, postures, or both. The movements are usually patterned and twisting, and may resemble a tremor. There are multiple forms of dystonia, and dozens of diseases and conditions may include dystonia as a symptom. No fewer than 300,000 people are affected in the United States and Canada alone.

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The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF), 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 will sponsor the walk.

WHAT:  4th Annual Bronx Zoo Walk comprised of people living with dystonia and families will participate in the walk.  People do not have to do a formal walk. But are welcome to spend the day in the zoo and attend festivities centered on raising funds and awareness for dystonia.  Family friendly festivities include face painting, games and door prizes. Refreshments will be served.

WHERE:  The Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, N.Y.

WHEN: Sunday, September 16, 9:30 a.m. EDT – 1:00 p.m. EDT Check in starts at 8:30 a.m. EDT

Mitchell Slepian

Source: Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
Filed Under: Health

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