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The Color Purple plays part in MG fundraiser

Mary Pickels
| Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Purple plays a predominant role in the Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western Pennsylvania's Jan. 20 fundraiser at Cefalo's in Carnegie.
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Purple plays a predominant role in the Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western Pennsylvania's Jan. 20 fundraiser at Cefalo's in Carnegie.

The Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western Pennsylvania will hold its second annual Purple Party Jan. 20 at Cefalo's in Carnegie.

Presented by Ooh La La Boutique, and sponsored in part by Allegheny Health Network Healthcare@Home, the event will feature music, food and prizes, according to a release.

Ticket price is $60 and includes valet parking, heavy hors d' oeuvres, desserts, a special Purple Party Cocktail, dancing to music from “Under the Covers” band, a chance to win one of 60 prizes, and more.

Guests who don purple for the event will be entered into a separate drawing for a special prize.

Myasthenia Gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease causing serious weakness of the voluntary muscles, such as chewing, swallowing, smiling, drooping eyelids, double vision, weakness in the arms and legs and in some cases difficulty breathing, according to the website. It can affect persons of any age or race including newborns. However, the disorder is more prevalent in young adult females and older males. There are several medications and treatments to control symptoms. There is no known cause or cure, but research and treatment continues.

Proceeds from the Purple Party benefit MGA's free patient support services.

Details: 412-566-1545 or mgawpa.org. To purchase tickets, visit buytickets.at/mgawpa.org.

Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5401 or mpickels@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MaryPickels.

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