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2018 Philadelphia Walk & Roll

We are walking for research! Bring your friends, walk or roll one mile, and have fun while making a difference!

On June 3, 2018, the GBS|CIDP Foundation International will be holding its 4th Annual Philadelphia Walk & Roll along the Schuylkill River Trail at 9 am. The Foundation’s Walk & Roll Manager, Jessica McManus, will chair the event. We are walking for RESEARCH! So bring your friends, walk or roll one mile, and have fun while making a difference! Register here for this free event:

GBS is a very rare autoimmune disorder that affects the body’s peripheral nerves located outside the brain and spinal cord. The condition can present suddenly, beginning with numbness or tingling in the extremities, and progress to total paralysis within a matter of hours. GBS affects both genders, all ages, and all ethnic groups. Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP,) is characterized by progressive weakness and sensory loss in the patient’s arms and legs. CIDP usually develops over a course of 6-to-10 weeks and occurs on both sides of the body. CIDP is frequently not self-limiting and, if left untreated, may progress to wheelchair dependence. According to the GBS|CIDP Foundation’s Executive Director Lisa Butler, “Both conditions and its variants are extremely rare. GBS affects 2 people each year in every 100,000. The prevalence of CIDP is estimated to be as many as 9 in 100,000 individuals.”

For more information, contact the Foundation's Director of Communications & Marketing, Maureen Neville at Register here for this free event:

Date & Time

June 3, 2018

9:00AM - 12:00PM

More Info

Event Website

(610) 227-1503


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