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10th Annual Walkathon for PSP

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On Saturday, April 5, the 10th annual CurePSP Awareness and Memorial Walk will take place at Mackle Park. This walk continues to benefit the programs and services of CurePSP in support of families affected by PSP (progressive supranuclear palsy), CBD (corticobasal degeneration) and MSA (multiple system atrophy). CurePSP Foundation for PSPICBD and Related Brain Diseases is a national non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, headquartered in Timonium, MD.

PSP is a brain disease in the category of “neurodegenerative” diseases, like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig diseases. CBD has no known cause, treatment or cure. It affects nerve cells that control walking, balance, mobility, vision, speech, and swallowing. MSA is a “parkinsonian” condition because it often resembles Parkinson’s disease, at least for the first few years.

Registration for the event begins at 10:30 AM, and the walk will start promptly at 11:30 AM. The cost is only $20 per person and includes a t-shirt, food, beverages, dessert, prizes and much more. The length of the walk is less than one mile around the beautiful lake at Mackle Park and is wheelchair friendly.

For more information about the walkathon, please contact Cindy MacDonald at 239-353-3960. You can also visit www.curepsp.org. Click on the events tab and download the brochure; or contact Kathleen Matarazzo Speca, vice president of development and donor relations at 1-800-457-4777, ext. 5672, or via email at speca@curepsp.org.


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