Putnam Walk in 3rd Year of Raising Dystonia Awareness & Research Funds


The 3rd Putnam, CT Dystance4Dystonia Walk took place Saturday, September 23 at Rotary Park Bandstand & River Trail. The event was spearheaded by siblings Brian Gardner and Erica Schulman in honor of their mother Susan Gardner. Susan has lived with cervical dystonia for nearly 20 years. Donations continue to be calculated but the event is on track to exceed the $2,000 fundraising goal in support of the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation. The Putnam Dystance4Dystonia Walk is one of numerous events happening across the country during Dystonia Awareness Month

Cervical dystonia is a focal dystonia that affects the neck muscles and sometimes the shoulders.  Symptoms include involuntary contracting of the neck muscles, causing abnormal movements and awkward posture of the head and neck. Cervical dystonia is often painful. It can be inherited in families, or occur sporadically without a family history.

The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) 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. The DMRF can be reached at 800-377-3978 or www.dystonia-foundation.org.

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