1st Dystonia Day at Phoenix Zoo Raises Awareness & $25K for Research


The first-ever Dystonia Day at Phoenix Zoo took place November 17 to raise dystonia awareness and funds for medical research toward a cure. The event was spearheaded by DMRF Support Leaders Bob and Virginia Spencer, Mary Stone, Steve Swarr, and Lisa Troub. Guest speakers included neurologist Dr. Guillermo Moguel-Cobos from Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute.

Platinum level event sponsors include Allergan, Merz, US WorldMeds, Ipsen, Hope Research Institute, Barrow Neurological Institute, and X-treme Apparel, who recruited a 30+ member team to support the event.

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 connecting with others in the dystonia community and promoting awareness.

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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