Be a Hero - Help an Angel
May 18, 2013 Baraboo 5kWalk/Run
All Procedes support the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics.
Join us on May 18th at 8AM at the Baraboo High School track. Dress in your favorite superhero attire with a team of good friends, colleagues, or family for a morning of fun! If you can't join us, but would like to make a donation, please mail a check made out to FAST to 1531 Draper St. Baraboo, WI 53913 (c/o Jennifer Peterson).
Download the registration/pledge forms on the left for more information!
What is Angelman Syndrome?
Angelman Syndrome (AS) is a severe neurological disorder characterized by developmental delays, problems with motor coordination and balance, and epilepsy. AS is a genetic-based disorder caused by a severe reduction in function of the Ube3a gene in the brain. Individuals with AS do not develop functional speech, and seizure disorders can be difficult to treat. They do tend to have a happy demeanor, characterized by frequent laughing, smiling and excitability. Individuals with AS require life-long care, intense therapies to help develop functional skills, therapies to improve their quality of life, and lots and lots of close medical supervision and interventions.
What is FAST?
The Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (or FAST) is an organization of families and professionals dedicated to finding a cure for Angelman Syndrome and related disorders through the funding of an aggressive research agenda, education, and advocacy.