CAFA Central Branch

October 12, 2012 13:05 ET

Canadian Ataxia Conference 2012, Hosted by London, Ontario

LONDON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 12, 2012) -

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The Canadian Ataxia Conference exists to elevate Ataxia awareness throughout the country while also raising funds for disability support and medical research for a cure. Ataxia is a neurological hereditary disease that has over 50 different gene types, experts believe that there are over 100 types yet to be identified. The many forms of Ataxia destroy mobility and central nervous system functions.

The Canadian Ataxia Conference 2012 will take place on Saturday, October 20th in the Central Library building, 251 Dundas St,. London, Ontario. This year's conference supports two charities, Canadian Association for Familial Ataxias (CAFA) and Fight Ataxia Project. The Conference consists of a townhall, concert, and banquet.

11 am - The Fight Ataxia Town hall begins in Stevenson & Hunt room with speakers Jonas Cepkauskas, Dr. Teesta Soman, Dr. Jitender Sadhev, and other research presentations.

5 pm - "Bruteman Live!" Philanthropy concert begins in Wolf performance hall with musicians Bruteman, Sarah Smith, Ken Ross, Pete Comrie, Laura Gagnon, Dana Hartman, Ill at Will crew, and others.

6 pm - The CAFA Ataxia Banquet begins in the Stevenson & Hunt room with speakers Chelsey Sommerfield and Dr. Marie Caron.

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