Day at Zoo Supports Dystonia Research for a Cure
1st Los Angeles Dystonia Zoo Walk Takes Place November 9; Neurological Disorder is Little-Known but Surprisingly Common
Dystonia is characterized by excessive, involuntary muscle contractions that result in twisting, repetitive movements and abnormal postures of the body and limbs. There are many manifestations of dystonia that impact people of all ages and backgrounds. Conservative estimates suggest 250,000 Americans are affected. Dystonia Zoo Walks offer a "twist" on traditional charity walks with no required walking course or expectation other than enjoying a morning at the zoo among fellow patients, friends, and family.
Proceeds benefit the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation. Cost is $25 per adult and $15 for children 12 and under. Fee includes all day zoo admission, dystonia t-shirt, and refreshments. Complete details are available at www.dystonia-
WHEN: Saturday, November 9. Registration opens at 9:00 am. Event begins at 10:00 am.
WHERE: Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens (Treetops Terrace), 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
WHO: The event is spearheaded by Jacquelyn Coello and Janis Eiler, members of the Los Angeles Dystonia Support Group. Michele Tagliati, MD, internationally-
MORE INFO: Information about dystonia and the DMRF is available at www.dystonia-