Dystonia Day at Phoenix Zoo on November 17 Supports Research for a Cure
Brain Disorder is Little-Known but Surprisingly Common and Often Misdiagnosed
WHAT: Phoenix is one of 13 cities across the USA to host a Dystonia Zoo Day in 2018. Last year, 12 Zoo Days drew 5,000+ participants. 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 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.
WHEN: Saturday, November 17, 2018. Registration opens at 8:00 AM. Event begins at 9:30 AM.
WHERE: Phoenix Zoo, 455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008
MORE INFO: For more information about Dystonia Day at Phoenix Zoo visit: https://www.dystonia-