Volunteer leaders of the Idaho Chapter of the FSHD Society spearheaded a creative way to engage Idaho residents in their goal to fund crucial research to treat fascioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). Auditions will be accepted via online submission, through March 1st at IdahoTalentFest.org.
BOISE, Idaho (PRWEB) February 02, 2023
In 2021, volunteer leaders of the Idaho Chapter of the FSHD Society spearheaded a creative way to engage Idaho residents in their goal to fund crucial research to treat fascioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSH muscular dystrophy or FSHD), a rare disease that directly impacts their family when they launched the Idaho Talent Fest.
This 3rd annual talent competition is open to all interested performers. Auditions will be accepted via online submission, through March 1st at IdahoTalentFest.org. After the submission deadline, auditions will be screened, and the contestants will be presented online for the public to vote to determine the ﬁnalists. Online voting will be open March 3 through 17, with the ﬁnal slate of ﬁnalists announced on March 20th, 2023. (Contestants must be 12 years of age or older to participate.)
The live event will spotlight and celebrate many talented area residents while raising funds and awareness for those suﬀering from FSH Muscular Dystrophy. Finalists will perform in front of judges and a live audience on Saturday, April 29th at the Boise State University Special Events Center. Awards of $1,000, $500, and $250 will be given to our ﬁrst, second, and third place winners, respectively. In addition, there will be ﬁrst, second, and third place People’s Choice Awards determined by votes from the audience (live and via livestream).
The Idaho Chapter of the FSHD Society is run entirely by dedicated volunteers. Many community businesses are supporting the eﬀort and making it possible; the event is being presented by Aesthetic Eye, PC, the evening will be hosted by radio duo, Rick and Carly from 96.1 Bob FM, and it will be streamed online by Argos Productions.
The FSHD Society is the world’s largest research-focused patient organization for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), one of the most prevalent forms of muscular dystrophy. Over the past 30+ years, the organization has catalyzed major advancements and worked to accelerate the development of treatments and a cure to end the pain, disability, and suﬀering endured by one million people worldwide who live with FSHD. “As long as we are here, no patient need ever face this disease alone.”
For more information about this event, the audition process, or FSHD, please contact Minette Hale at 208.608.2418 or IdahoChapter@FSHDSociety.org