Date(s) - 06/07/2014
The Spina Bifida Association of Greater New England (SBAGNE) is sponsoring a Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida! All proceeds are used for programs and services for people living with Spina Bifida.The Walk-N-Roll will occur at Stanley Park, Westfield, MA. and is being held on June 7th, 2014 Event registration begins at 9 AM and the Walk-N-Roll kicks off at 10:30 AM.
Spina Bifida, an incomplete closure of the spinal column that occurs in the first month of pregnancy, is the most frequently occurring permanently disabling birth defect in the United States, and it affects Hispanics more than any other racial or ethnic group. By consuming 400 mcg (0.4 mg) of folic acid in a supplement or multivitamin prior to pregnancy, women can reduce the likelihood of their child being born with serious birth defects like Spina Bifida by as much as 70 percent.
The SBAGNE is a local affiliate of the Spina Bifida Association. The SBAGNE is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont affected by Spina Bifida, by providing a community of support, advocacy and education. Supports include: educational and social events, advocacy, helpline, quarterly newsletter and financial benefits.