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Franklin Park festival to benefit spina bifida research

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Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
 

The annual summer festival of the Spina Bifida Association of Western Pennsylvania, an event to celebrate and support the organization's disability-related services, will be held Saturday in Franklin Park.

The festival will run from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Maple Grove Pavilion in the township's Blueberry Hill Park.

“This is our sixth summer festival, and based on our earlier events, we anticipate up to 800 persons will be sharing in the games, sports and plenty of other activities,” said Adele Duffy, executive director of the association.

Spina bifida is a birth defect of the spinal cord that impacts about one in 1,000 births. The local Spina Bifida Association, based in Mars, provides services to those affected in 28 area counties. In addition to age-based camps, there are infant programs to promote development of motor, social, sensory and cognitive skills.

“We want to provide those we serve with the resources and self-confidence they need,” Duffy said.

The cost for the festival is $10 per adult and $5 for children 6 and older. To register or for details, visit www.sbawp.org or call 800-243-5787. Registration also will be held at the event.

“We service a wide spectrum of individuals with spina bifida,” said Joseph McCormick, board president of the association. “SBAWP helps young children with social, motor and other skills; and help teens and adults with learning independent living skills.”

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