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Local Ataxia Benefit Set


June 21, 2018

A fundraiser to benefit the National Ataxia Foundation will be held Saturday, June 23, at the Transylvania County Recreation Center.

The goal of the “Western North Carolina Walk n’ Roll To Cure Ataxia” is to raise awareness, participation and donations to help end ataxia.

Ataxia, a rare and often fatal neurodegenerative disease, impacts an estimated 150,000 people in the United States. Symptoms include severe problems with coordination, balance and speech. Altered vision, hearing, sensation and various other medical problems are common.

Ataxia is progressive, impacts children and a...

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