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As East County residents celebrate all things Scottish this weekend, they’ll also have a chance to raise funds for medical research that will impact families affected by several brain-related diagnoses.
MacAllisters Grill & Tavern will host the third annual Scottish St. Andrew’s Festival at 6 p.m. Nov. 19, at Lakewood Ranch Main Street. This year’s event will benefit the Wobbly Feet Foundation.
If you thought wiffle ball was just a kids’ game, think again.
This weekend, the game — complete with plastic balls and bats — will raise money to find a cure for Ataxia-Telangiectasia, as the East County-based Wobbly Feet Foundation Inc. hosts its first Wifflemania for the Cure tournament Sept. 24, at Longwood Park. The tournament will feature at least 10 teams as well as refreshments, music, a fast-pitch competition and more.
Just one year after East County residents Nick and Samantha Dzembo launched their non-profit organization Wobbly Feet Foundation Inc., the group has earmarked $10,000 to help fund its first medical research project.
Wobbly Feet, in partnership with the A-T Children’s Project, will co-fund a $20,000 study about the role of inflammation in Ataxia Telangiectasia patients. A-T is an extremely rare, genetic neuromuscular disease that affects several body systems.
Lakewood Ranch’s next Music on Main concert will benefit Wobbly Feet Foundation Inc., the East County organization that raises money for research and education for Ataxia-Telangiectasia, a rare, fatal genetic disease that affects children.
The concert will be from 6-9 p.m., Sept. 3, and will feature the Mitch Clark Band.
East County residents Nick and Samantha Dzembo launched Wobbly Feet after their son, Connor, was diagnosed with A-T.
For more, visit www.WobblyFeet.org.
Nick Dzembo keeps a small shrine of sports memorabilia at his office at Cadence Bank. A former football, baseball and lacrosse player, Nick has spent most of his life loving athletics of all kinds.
But now, he and his wife, Samantha, are facing the possibility that their son, Connor, 2, one day won’t be able to share that love.