Announcing 5th Annual Bronx Zoo Walk

9.16.18 Team Columbia

Yankees, Mets, Giants, Jets, Nets, Knicks, Rangers, Devils and Islanders support 5thAnnual Bronx Zoo Walk to raise funds and awareness to cure dystonia

Who: The Yankees, Mets, Giants, Nets, Knicks, Rangers, Devils and Islanders provide game tickets and memorabilia for the 5th Annual Bronx Zoo Walk raffle on Sept. 8.

Attendees of the Zoo Walk can enter for chance to win four tickets to Yankees, Mets or Devils games, two tickets to a Nets game, a Giants football signed by Saquon Barkley, a Yankees baseball signed by former Manager Joe Girardi, an authentic Masahiro Tanaka Yankees jersey, a Mets baseball signed by Pete Alonzo, an official Nets basketball signed by the team, a New York Knicks jersey autographed by Dennis Smith Jr., and more.

What: The Dystonia Bronx Zoo Walk is a celebration of dystonia awareness and raises funds for medical research. In addition to our sports raffle, the Zoo Walk will feature face painting, caricatoons, refreshments, and event t-shirts.  Attendees include people living with dystonia and their families. People do not have to do a formal walk, but are welcome to spend the day in the zoo and attend festivities centered on raising funds and awareness for dystonia.  Family friendly festivities include face painting, games and door prizes. Refreshments will be served.

Dystonia is characterized by persistent or intermittent muscle contractions causing abnormal, often repetitive, movements, postures, or both. The movements are usually patterned and twisting, and may resemble a tremor. There are multiple forms of dystonia, and dozens of diseases and conditions may include dystonia as a symptom. No fewer than 300,000 people are affected in the United States and Canada alone.

Register using the following link:  https://bronxdystoniazoowalk.swell.gives/

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for kids including all-day admission to the Bronx Zoo

When: Sunday, September 8.  On-site registration opens at 8:30am.  Event begins at 9:30am.

Where: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, N.Y. Use the Southern Boulevard Gate to enter the Bronx Zoo and follow the signs to the Dancing Crane Pavilion.

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Contact: Mitchell Slepian

              201-716-9261

             Mitchell.Slepian@gmail.com

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About Dystonia

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder affecting an estimated 250,000 Americans, one-third children. Dystonia causes uncontrollable muscle spasms that twist the body into involuntary movements and painful postures. It can strike children of all ages and disables adults in their primes. Dystonia is frequently misdiagnosed or goes undiagnosed, sending patients on a prohibitive search for answers. 

About the DMRF

The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation is a 501©(3) non-profit dedicated to advancing research for improved dystonia treatments and ultimately a cure, promoting awareness, and supporting the well-being of patients and families. They can be reached at 800-377-DYST or www.dystonia-foundation.org

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Contact:

Pamela Sloate
Ph:  (917) 287-7870
Mitchell Slepian
Ph:  (201) 716-9261