The goal for this event is to raise some money for the International Dyslexia Association and the Montel Williams MS Foundation
(PRWEB) December 31, 2008
Artist/web designer Steven Roach is setting up a section on his Web site http://www.sroachart.com to sell some of his artwork for charity. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the selected art will be donated to the International Dyslexia Association and the Montel Williams MS Foundation.
"The goal for this event is to raise some money for the International Dyslexia Association and the Montel Williams MS Foundation," said Roach, who plans to host a charity event for the two charities as well.
Those interested are welcome to visit http://www.sroachart.com for more information.
About the International Dyslexia Association:
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is an international organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia. The IDA membership consists of a variety of professionals in partnership with dyslexics and their families and all others interested in the association's mission. The organization believes that all individuals have the right to achieve their potential; that individual learning abilities can be strengthened and that social, educational and cultural barriers to language acquisition and use must be removed. The IDA actively promotes effective teaching approaches and related clinical educational intervention strategies for dyslexics. It supports and encourages interdisciplinary research. It facilitates the exploration of the causes and early identification of dyslexia and is committed to the responsible and wide dissemination of research-based knowledge.
About Multiple Sclerosis:
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is literally a "disease of many scars." The scars -- or scleroses -- form on nerve fibers in the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves, which are the basic components of the central nervous system (CNS). Also known as plaques, these scars are the result of lesions that destroy the protective material that surrounds the nerve fibers. This material is called the myelin sheath. Much like the insulation on an electrical wire, an intact myelin sheath keeps nerve impulses traveling rapidly and accurately along the nerve fiber. These impulses are essential to normal movement and sensation throughout the body. MS lesions eat away at the myelin sheath, eventually healing into hardened scar tissue. This process is called demyelination.
About Steven Roach:
Steven is an artist, graphic designer, and web designer. His work can be viewed online at http://www.sroachart.com. Steven is fully dyslexic.