Mall of America® to celebrate National Hydrocephalus Awareness Month with 7th Annual Walk to Find a Cure
WHAT: The 7th Annual Twin Cities Hydrocephalus Association Walk will take place on Sunday, Sept. 18 at Mall of America®.
September is National Hydrocephalus Awareness month. More than 1 million Americans are living with hydrocephalus, a condition where fluid builds in the brain. There is no prevention nor cure for hydrocephalus and the only treatment requires brain surgery.
Morning festivities will include educational information from Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, family-friendly activities, entertainment and fundraising.
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VISUALS: More than 1,000 people walking in support of finding a cure for hydrocephalus
WHEN: Sunday, September 18, 2016
7 – 10 a.m.
WHERE: Mall of America – Atrium
ABOUT MALL OF AMERICA®
Mall of America (MOA) is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America. At 5.6 million square feet, MOA boasts more than 520 world-class retail stores and restaurants; Nickelodeon Universe, the nation’s largest indoor family theme park featuring 27 rides; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, home to sharks, sting rays and an amazing underwater tunnel; FlyOver America a 4D immersive flight adventure; Crayola Experience; Rainforest Care; Hard Rock Café; the nation’s longest indoor zip line and an 18-hole mini golf course.
The Mall, a top American tourist and vacation destination, opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and adjacent to the MSP International Airport. Mall of America hosts more than 400 events annually, including concerts, book signings, celebrity meet-and-greets and community-focused cultural events. The Mall is also home to a 500-room Radisson Blu hotel, a 342-room JW Marriott hotel; office tower; grand entrance and more. Follow Mall of America on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and visit our blog. Download the Mall of America app from the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.
ABOUT HYDROCEPHALUS ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1983 by parents of children with hydrocephalus, the Hydrocephalus Association is the nation’s largest and most widely respected organization dedicated solely to hydrocephalus. The Hydrocephalus Association’s mission is to find a cure for hydrocephalus and improve the lives of those affected by the condition. For more information, visit the Hydrocephalus Association website at www.hydroassoc.org or call (888) 598-3789.
ABOUT GILLETTE CHILDREN’S SPECIALTY HEALTHCARE
Founded in 1897, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare was the first hospital in the nation for kids with disabilities. Last year, nearly 25,000 families with children facing such complex medical conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and traumatic brain injury, trusted Gillette to help their children thrive. Gillette tailors its care model specifically to the needs of its patient and family community so they can achieve their highest potential.