4 P.M. INTERVIEW: Kickin It in the Park for NF

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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU)— Kickin' It in the Park for NF is May 19 at Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls.

Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a common neurological genetic disorder that has no cure. It can cause tumors to form on the nerves anywhere in the body at any time.

Nearly three million people worldwide have NF and, yet you have probably never heard of it. It affects more people than Muscular Dystrophy, Tay-Sachs and Huntington’s disease combined, and it is estimated to occur in one of every 2,500-3,000 births.

Neurofibromatosis can be a devastating disorder. It can cause learning disorders, scoliosis, seizures, severe pain, cancer, disfigurement, deafness, blindness, and those are just a few things that affect NF patient’s daily, and sadly in the case of many it can also lead to death.

By getting involved you can give those affected by NF hope that the cure is not that far off in the future.

Come and enjoy the food, music, fun, and prizes all while making a difference in the fight against NF.

Kickin it in the Park for NF is Saturday May 19 at
Irvine Park Pavilion
Registration and Fun starts @ 10 a.m. Walk at 11, lunch to follow