Charity Evening to be held at Macedonian Embassy

The United Macedonian Diaspora

in collaboration with

The Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia

cordially invites you to a 

Charity Evening

to benefit

Andrijana and Mende Risteski

from Prilep, Macedonia

in their fight against Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T) disease

Saturday, April 8, 2006
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
 
Embassy of Macedonia
2129 Wyoming Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008

RSVP to [email protected]
For more information, please e-mail above or contact Marina Veljanovska at 202-459-8966

Your donations are greatly needed and appreciated!
Admission free

Ataxia-Telangiectasia
Kids. Hope. Cure.

Ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) is a rare, recessive genetic disorder of childhood that occurs in about 1/40,000 and 1/100,000 persons worldwide.  The ailment is progressive.  By their teens, patients with A-T are frequently wheelchair-bound.

The disease is characterized by neurological problems, particularly abnormalities of balance, recurrent serious sinus and respiratory infections, and dilated blood vessels in the eyes and on the surface of the skin.  Patients usually have immune system abnormalities and are very sensitive to the effects of radiation treatments.

*Andrijana and Mende Risteski are the first A-T case in Macedonia