Fd Now


Event Date

Sun, Oct 18, 2015


Fort Lauderdale, FL


Activity Today Later

Running-5K - Adults ( 19 and Over )

$25 $25 Closed

Running-5K - Students ( 10 to 18 )

$20 $20 Closed

Running-5K - Children 9 and Under

$15 $15 Closed

About This Activity

The mission of FD NOW is to find a cure and new treatment options for Familial Dysautonomia (FD), a life-threatening disorder.

Familial Dysautonomia (FD) is a rare, life-threatening, genetic, neurologic disease present at birth. People with FD have an impaired autonomic nervous system, rendering each breath, swallow and heartbeat undependable and erratic. They are prone to wide swings in blood pressure and to life-threatening autonomic crisis.  Those with FD live in unstable, unreliable bodies since FD also impairs a part of the sensory nervous system that controls pain and temperature. Thus, broken bones, burns and frostbite often go undetected.

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