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Walk to benefit hydrocephalus research

Walk to benefit hydrocephalus research

by KING 5

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Want to help to cure a condition that affects over 1 million Americans from kids to soldiers to seniors? Join KING 5’s Allen Schauffler and families affected by hydrocephalus that live in the Seattle area at Magnuson Park this Saturday, July 30, at 8:30a.m. This event is our inaugural walk for a cure for hydrocephalus and is a joint effort between Seattle Children's Hospital and the national Hydrocephalus Association.

Hydrocephalus is an excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain. It is life threatening and there is no cure. The only treatment is brain surgery for the implantation of a shunt -- a medical device with a very high failure rate -- of which nearly 50% fail within two years. People with hydrocephalus often have to endure multiple brain surgeries just to survive.

We are walking to raise funds for the great work toward finding a cure that is going on at Seattle Children's and the Hydrocephalus Association. The walk is FREE -- sign up now at WALK..

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