(PRWEB) April 19, 2012
The Spina Bifida Association of Central Florida will hold a fundraising event on Sunday, May 6 in Orlando.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that over 166,000 Americans are affected by Spina Bifida. The Spina Bifida Association of Central Florida has a dedicated group of families and individuals with Spina Bifida, professionals and community volunteers, working to provide resources, educate, network, advocate and to bring about public awareness of Spina Bifida and folic acid's role in reducing the risk of having a baby with Spina Bifida. The mission of the Spina Bifida Association of Central Florida is to promote the prevention of Spina Bifida and enhance the lives of all affected by it.
Spina Bifida is a neural tube defect that happens in the first month of pregnancy when the spinal column doesn’t close completely. It is the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the United States; however, the effects of Spina Bifida are different for every person. There are 60 million women at risk of having a baby born with Spina Bifida.
For more information about tickets to the Sunday, May 6 fundraiser at award-winning Christini's Ristorante Italiano (1-3pm), please contact Nicole at sbacfl(at)ymail(dot)com. View http://sbacentralflorida.org for more information about the Spina Bifida Association of Central Florida and http://www.christinis.com to visit Christini's.