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2014 South Florida Hydrocephalus Walk

Nov 13, 2014

On November 8, 2014, more than 37 teams joined the Hydrocephalus Association for its annual walk to raise more than $72,000.

The funds support the organization’s mission of promoting a cure for hydrocephalus and improving the lives of those affected by the condition. The event was held at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach, FL. There is still time to donate by going to www.hawalk.kintera.org/southflorida.

To learn more, the Association website offers a wealth of information include the following information about Hydrocephalus.

“The word comes from the Greek words hydro meaning water and cephalus meaning head. Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within cavities in the brain called ventricles. Cerebrospinal fluid is produced in the ventricles and in the choroid plexus. It circulates through the ventricular system in the brain and is absorbed into the bloodstream. This fluid is in constant circulation and has many functions, including to surround the brain and spinal cord and act as a protective cushion against injury. It contains nutrients and proteins necessary for the nourishment and normal function of the brain, and carries waste products away from surrounding tissues. Hydrocephalus occurs when there is an imbalance between the amount of CSF that is produced and the rate at which it is absorbed. As the CSF builds up, it causes the ventricles to enlarge and the pressure inside the head to increase.” — taken from www.hydroassoc.org.

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