NORTH BRANFORD - Mary Caruso and her daughters Sam and Alex Bode invite the community to join them on Sunday, Sept. 11, together with their North Street neighbors and North Branford Congregational Church, for the annual Community Day to Cure FA, a fundraiser benefiting Freidreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA).

Enjoy a leisurely historic walk along North Street and onto a portion of Water Company property, followed by a picnic back at the church on its beautiful lawn, sponsored by Outback Steakhouse of Orange.

Mary Caruso is a founding member of FARA, a national non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to curing Friedreich's ataxia (FA), a degenerative neuro-muscular disorder. FARA grants and activities provide support for basic and translational FA research, pharmaceutical/ biotech drug development, clinical trials, and scientific conferences. FARA also serves as a catalyst between the public and scientific community to create worldwide exchanges of information that drive medical advances.

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