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Hundreds will gather at Eisenhower Park on May 18th to raise funds and walk to support individuals with Angelman syndrome and their families. Angelman syndrome is a severe, neuro-genetic disorder that is similar to autism and is characterized by symptoms such as developmental delays, lack of speech, seizures, and walking and balance disorders.
Each year, participants and volunteers gather in cities across the country to raise awareness and funds to help the Angelman Syndrome Foundation (ASF). The ASF is a national organization dedicated to advancing the awareness and treatment of Angelman syndrome through education and information, research, and support for individuals with Angelman syndrome and their families. To support individuals with Angelman syndrome and their families, the ASF provides educational opportunities such as its biennial conference and connects individuals to resources to support their physical, mental and financial wellbeing. As the largest non-governmental funder of Angelman syndrome research, the ASF funds research that can lead to treatments and eventually a cure for Angelman syndrome – positively affecting the lives of more than 12 million people impacted by this disorder. Visit http://www.angelman.org/ for more information.