Golf for a Cure for Ataxia raises awareness, money
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CICERO, N.Y. -- Golfers hit the links in Cicero to help raise money and awareness of a deadly, but not widely known condition. The 9th annual Golf for a Cure for Ataxia was held at Northern Pines Country Club on Sunday.
Ataxia refers to a set of symptoms that affects a person's ability to coordinate movement. It currently affects at least 150,000 Americans. All of the money raised through the event benefits the Bob Allison Ataxia Research Center.
"All their efforts are put to finding a cure, but right now, their efforts are to find something to slow this thing down, because at the present time, there's nothing to help the people with this disease," said Jim Ciecierski, Golf for a Cure for Ataxia Director.
The tournament has raised more than $200,000 since it began. If you'd like to learn more about Ataxia, or make a donation, visit joanneciercierski.net.