14th Chicago Basket Bash for Dystonia is Oct 27
Event to Raise Awareness & Research Funds for Little-Known Brain Disorder
Dystonia is characterized by extreme, involuntary muscle contractions that result in twisting, repetitive muscle movements and abnormal postures of the body and limbs. There are many manifestations of dystonia that impact people of all ages and backgrounds. Common signs include twisting or abnormal movements of the head and neck, excessive blinking, a breathy or choking voice, hand cramps, or a twisted foot. Conservative estimates suggest no fewer than 250,000 Americans are affected.
WHEN: Sunday, October 27, 2019. Cocktails at 5:30 PM, dinner at 7:00 PM.
WHERE: Joe's Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont, IL 60018
WHO: Beth Farber, husband Steve Laser, and father Joel Farber organize the Basket Bash in honor and memory of sister/daughter Shari Farber Tritt who developed dystonia at age eight. The Farbers are longtime dystonia advocates who volunteer on behalf of the DMRF by organizing events, supporting other families, and traveling to Washington, DC to meet with Members of Congress. The Farbers persevered with Shari through misdiagnoses, brain surgeries, and ultimately a tragic accident that caused Shari to pass away in 2010 at age 45. Shari became a well-known and beloved personality in the dystonia community after appearing in the 2006 documentary film, Twisted.
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.
MORE INFO: For additional details, visit https://www.dystonia-