5th Annual St Louis Dystonia Zoo Walk Raises Awareness for Disabling Brain Disorder

Family-Friendly Dystonia Event Will Take Place Sunday, August 25
St. Louis is one of 13 cities hosting a Dystonia Zoo Walk.
St. Louis is one of 13 cities hosting a Dystonia Zoo Walk.
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ST. LOUIS - Aug. 12, 2019 - PRLog -- June Tritley became involved with the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) when her sons Scott (12) and Quintyn (9) were diagnosed as toddlers with dystonia, a disabling brain disorder. The boys battle daily with controlling the movements of their bodies. Everyday life is challenging for her children, and her hope is that one day there will be a cure. Scott and Quintyn are not alone. No fewer than 250,000 Americans are affected by this disorder, with many in the St Louis area.

Dystonia is characterized by excessive, involuntary muscle contractions that result in twisting, repetitive muscle movements as well as sustained, abnormal postures of the body and limbs. There are many manifestations of dystonia that impact people of all ages and backgrounds.

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.

WHAT: St Louis is one of 13 cities across the U.S. hosting a Dystonia Zoo Walk in 2019. This is a family-friendly day at the Zoo to raise awareness about dystonia and funds for medical research toward a cure. There will be games, face painting, and refreshments. Cost is $25 per adult/$15 for children. Fee includes all day zoo admission, dystonia t-shirt, and refreshments. Proceeds benefit the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation. National sponsors include Allergan and Ipsen.

WHEN: Sunday, August 25. Registration opens at 8:00 am. Event begins at 9:00 am.

WHERE: St Louis Zoo (The Living World), One Government Drive, St. Louis - North Parking Lot.

MEDIA: To schedule interviews and for more information about the Dystonia Zoo Walk contact Jessica Feeley at feeley@dystonia-foundation.org or 912-510-0337 or
visit https://stlouisdystoniazoowalk.swell.gives/

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