2nd Dystonia Day at Phoenix Zoo on November 2 Supports Research for a Cure
Disabling Brain Disorder is Little-Known but Surprisingly Common
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.
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/