Meet Nathan and Michael. Two little boys with one large disease- Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease, or PMD.
Come show your support for Michael and Nathan!
What is Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease?
Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease is a genetic disorder which affects males. It is estimated that PMD will affect 1 in every 200,000 to 500,000 males in the United States, rarely affecting females. The disease deteriorates motor function, coordination and intellectual function. Tragically, most children diagnosed with PMD do not survive adolescence.
What is the cure?
Currently, there is no cure for Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease, nor is there a current course of treatment. Those with the disease must rely solely on supportive or symptomatic treatment, such as physical therapy, medication and emotional support.
How can you help?
On March 25th, 27th and 28th, Maximum FX Salons Spas and Kisma Hair Co. and Spa will be hosting a “Spa Night and Cut for a Cure Cut-Athon.” Proceeds from the event with go directly to the family of Nathan and Michael in order to help them work towards finding a cure and raising awareness for their tragic disease. At the event, there will also be a silent auction, as well as cupcakes, face painting and live music!
Help us find a cure at Austin's Cut for a Cure Cut-Athon!
Where? Kisma Hair Co. and Spa
10225 Research Boulevard #310
Austin, TX 78759-5729
(512) 349-9992 – Call now to make your appointment!
When? Spa Night, March 25th 6-8pm
Cut for a Cure Cut-Athon March 27th and 28th, 10-6pm
For just $25 you will receive a FULL service haircut OR a massage on Spa Night.
MFX Team members participating in the event:
Posted on Tue, March 22, 2011
by courtneyb filed under