Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) April 03, 2014
The International Essential Tremor Foundation is pleased to announce that The Goulden Touch will sponsor a $500 educational scholarship for a student in the Chicagoland area affected by the neurological condition essential tremor (ET). Founded by All Pro Kicker Robbie Gould, the mission of The Goulden Touch is simply to help those in need.
“We are delighted that Robbie’s public charity, The Goulden Touch, has chosen to sponsor a scholarship for a student in his community,” says Catherine Rice, IETF executive director. “It is important to reward those students who have not only demonstrated strong academic achievements but who have also given back to their communities through their commitment to community service.”
IETF scholarships are awarded to qualified post-high school students of all ages who have been diagnosed with ET, to lessen the burden of higher education. The scholarship can be used for supplies, books or tuition at licensed, accredited institutions of higher education (including trade schools) and are paid directly to the educational institution. The fall semester application deadline is May 1, 2014, with the scholarship award announcement on July 15, 2014.
Essential tremor is a neurological condition that affects more than 10 million Americans. ET causes rhythmic shaking of the hands, head, and voice. ET is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease, although eight times more common. ET is characterized by a kinetic (action) tremor, making everyday tasks such as eating, drinking, and writing difficult if not impossible. There is no cure for this life-altering condition.
“Two of the ‘Goulden Rules’ we support are Medical Research and Education,” says The Goulden Touch Founder, Robbie Gould.” “We felt it was a perfect fit for The Goulden Touch to work with IETF on a scholarship program that benefits a student with ET in the Chicagoland area—we are thrilled to be a partner.”
For more information about scholarship qualification requirements and how to apply, visit the IETF’s website at http://essentialtremor.org/about-the-ietf/scholarships.
About The International Essential Tremor Foundation:
Headquartered in Lenexa, KS, and founded in 1988, the International Essential Tremor Foundation is the leading organization in the world dedicated to those affected by essential tremor. The mission of the IETF is to fund research that will find the cause of essential tremor and lead to better treatments and a cure, increase awareness about ET, and provide educational materials, tools and support to healthcare providers, the public, and those directly affected by ET.
The IETF has distributed more than $685,000 in research grants, to fund 27 promising studies, in the search for the cause of ET. The Foundation has hosted numerous community awareness events across the U.S. to provide those affected with the basic knowledge necessary to become their own advocate when seeking treatment. And, the IETF also provides assistance to a vast network of support groups around the world. To learn more about essential tremor and the IETF mission, visit the IETF website at http://www.essentialtremor.org.
About The Goulden Touch:
The Goulden Touch is a registered 501c3 Not For Profit Corporation founded by Chicago Bears Kicker Robbie Gould. The mission of The Goulden Touch is simply to help those in need. The idea is to balance the incredible importance of giving to others while also making charitable giving fun. The public charity focuses its areas of giving within four Goulden Rules that include: Education, Health & Wellness, Medical Research and Social Service. For more information visit http://www.gouldentouch.org.