Whitby, Ontario to host 3rd “The Walk to Fight Familial Ataxias” (FA) on September 24, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Heydenshore Park, 589 Water Street. Richmond, BC to host 1st “The Walk to Fight Familial Ataxia”, Garry Point Park. Participants in attendance, will including about 200 participants from Ontario, BC, USA, Quebec, and the UK.
The goal of the Walk is to raise funds for research on FA and to raise public awareness to FA in Canada.
Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky from McMaster University Medical Centre or Dr. Teesta Soman from Toronto Sick Kids Hospital kindly agreed to give a personal interview and answer questions about FA
Mark Tarnopolsky M.D. PhD. FRCPC
Professor, Department Pediatrics and Medicine,
Division of Neurology McMaster University Medical Centre Department of Pediatrics & Medicine,
Division of Neurology 905-521-2100 Ext. 76593
Dr Teesta Soman MBBS, FAAP, MBA
Toronto Sick Kids Hospital
Phone: 416-813-5668 Fax: 416-813-6334
To learn more about The Walk to Fight Familial Ataxias please visit: www.thewalktofightfa.com or www.lacaf.org to learn more about FA.