The Arizona Ataxia Support Group, a non-profit associated with the National Ataxia Foundation (NAF), would like to invite you to our fundraising and awareness event on Saturday, October 3 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Disability Empowerment Center in Phoenix at 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85304. Through our event, “Shop Till You Drop Craft and Vendor Fair,” we are going to bring the greater Phoenix community together for a fun-filled shopping and educational experience in support of the important work of the National Ataxia Foundation. Our event is free to the public and includes a Chinese Auction, raffle, chair yoga demo, free massages, children’s activity area, special guests, local craft vendors, and health and wellness vendors.
Chances are that you have never heard of ataxia. Ataxia is a group of rare and often fatal degenerative neurological disorders. An estimated 150,000 people in the United States are affected by ataxia. Symptoms are progressive and often impact coordination, hearing, vision and speech. Ataxia affects both genders and all ages, but too often ataxia strikes children and young adults. At this time, there is no effective treatment or cure for ataxia.