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HUGS of Florida, Inc. to Hold 14th Anniversary Family Fun Day to Bring Together Families Living with Hydrocephalus and Related Neurological Conditions

Largo, FL, November 15, 2018 --( HUGS of Florida, Inc. will hold its 14th Anniversary Family Fun Day with commemorative walk in Largo Central Park on November 17th, 2018. DJ Rob Snyder will lead all the fun along with Kim Works, Mrs. Florida Plus America. Members of the 501st Legion Star Wars Costuming Characters will be attending as well as the Costumers with a Cause, Suncoast Ghostbusters and Nurse Bandi Aid. The Scout Troop 305 from Allendale UMC will make the Presentation of Colors and the families will be cheered on by the Largo High School Cheerleaders. The National Anthem will be sung by local high school students Pinellas Park High School A Cappella Group. Everyone is invited to come out and support this cause.

When: Saturday, November 17th, 2018
Where: Largo Central Park
101 Central Park Drive, Largo, FL 33771

HUGS of Florida, Inc. was founded in 2004 and incorporated in 2010 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. Founder, Paula Keyser started gathering families together after their son Jeremy was born with Hydrocephalus and later diagnosed with Epilepsy and Cerebral Palsy. Their mission is to bring families together for support and help them to not feel alone. In addition, they assist with navigating the education system and advocating for special needs children.

This year, members of the Rough Riders will also be attending to hand out hundreds of teddy bears. There will also be a Sunstar Ambulance attending along with mascot Sunny. Trophies will be awarded to the top fundraising teams as well as the Largest Team, Fun Team, Team Spirit and more. Pre-registration is now closed which included t-shirt and lunch, however, you can purchase a wristband to participate in the activities such as face-painting and raffle.

Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of spinal fluid in the brain, which is a lifelong condition affecting over one million Americans from newborns to adults. Presently there is no cure. About 40,000 shunt operations are performed each year in the United States as standard treatment for this condition. Due to the lack of advancement in treatment methods, many people with hydrocephalus are unable to lead full and productive lives and many have multiple shunt revisions. Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy are neurological conditions that are often present with Hydrocephalus but sometimes alone.
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