The Van Schoick family is hosting a party from 8 to 11:30 p.m., Saturday to raise funds for the research of Friedreich's Ataxia. The party is at 1001 Hammond Creek Trail, Bogart.

Live music will be provided, along with raffles, dancing, door prizes, food, beer and wine. Casual dress is recommended.

Friedreich's Ataxia is an inherited disease that causes progressive damage to the nervous system resulting in symptoms ranging from muscle weakness and speech problems to heart disease. "Ataxia," which refers to coordination problems, occurs in many different diseases. In Friedreich's Ataxia, ataxia results from the degeneration of nerve tissue in the spinal cord and of nerves that control muscle movement in the arms and legs.

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