As part of Dystonia Awareness Week, on June 6, 2009, Diane Lord and her family will be holding a Dystonia Awareness Day at Krogers on Lowes Dr. from 10 a.m. till 3:30 p.m. Donations are welcome, and all proceeds will go to the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation. “I am doing everything that I can to make people aware of this terrible disorder and to also let everyone know that dystonia can strike anyone….men, women, and children” Diane said.
There will be BBQ with all the fixings, hot dogs, sno cones, and beverages. She and her children will be handing out information about the disorder.
Dystonia is a movement disorder that causes the muscles in the body to contract or spasm involuntarily. These muscle ccontractions force the body into twisting, repetitive movements, and abnormal postures. Dystonia may affect a single body area or be generalized throughout multiple muscle groups. Dystonia affects men, women, and children of all ages and backgrounds. Dystonia causes varying degrees of disability and pain, from mild to severe. There is presently no cure, but multiple treatment options exist and scientists around the world are actively pursuing research toward new therapies