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Angelman Walk-A-Thon

 
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 08:00am - 12:00pm
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angelman syndrome foundation walk

In its 12th year locally, The Woodlands will join 39 other cities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico to host this community-wide event which aims to to raise funds to advance the awareness and understanding of Angelman syndrome through education and information, research and support.

 

As part of its national walk, over 450 participants are expected to turn out at this year's walk.

Organizers of the Angelman Syndrome Foundation National Walk hope that these annual walk-a-thons will raise awareness and encourage further diagnosis of Angelman Syndrome.

 

The money raised will be used for education, support, and medical research. People with Angelman syndrome don't talk, have a hard time walking and using their hands, and will need someone to take care of them for the rest of their lives. Since Angelman syndrome shares symptoms with several other disorders including autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, Rett and Prader-Willi syndromes, any research progress toward treating and curing symptoms has the potential to positively affect more than 12 million people. Angelman syndrome occurs in one in every 15,000 live births and exhibits symptoms such as: developmental delay; lack of speech; seizures; inappropriate laughter; and walking and balance disorders.

 

Registration begins at 8:00 AM, and the 5K walk steps out at 9:00, beginning and ending at Rob Fleming Park. Participants can register the day of the event, or call 1-800-432-6435, or in advance online.

Location 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands 77389
Contact Debbie Sukin at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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