Benefit held to fund disease research
by Mina Hochberg
The Remy Foundation for Batten's Disease is holding its first benefit performance on August 25 at 3:00 p.m. at Wilder Elementary School to raise money for medical research into the hereditary Batten's Disease.
Nancy Douglas, whose son is afflicted with Batten's Disease, founded the Remy Foundation to educate the public about the relatively unknown disease.
Its victims are one out of every twenty thousand children between two and ten years old. Though it is not detectable at birth, it gradually breaks down the central nervous system, resulting in limited or loss of speech, movement, and mental acuity, and eventually death. As of now, there is no cure or treatment available.
Tickets to the benefit are $10 for adults and $6 for children, seniors and handicapped. For more information or to make donations, call 881-1572.