WOODBRIDGE – Woodbridge Township will host a ceremony and flag-raising event to mark the month of September as “National Hydrocephalus Awareness Month.” Woodbridge is the home of The Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation, Inc., which is the largest Hydrocephalus organization dedicated to raising awareness and money for children with this incurable brain condition.
Occurring in approximately 1 of every 500 births, Hydrocephalus is a condition in which excessive fluid gathers in the brain, abnormally widening spaces in the brain and placing potentially harmful pressure on brain tissues. Because of lack of advancements in treatment, many affected individuals are left unable to lead full and productive lives, and if left untreated, would be fatal.
The event will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 23rd at 6 p.m. at the Woodbridge Municipal Building in the Council Chambers, starting with a ceremony and proclamation and followed by the Hydrocephalus Awareness Flag-raising outside, which will fly the entire Month of September. The event then concludes with a free celebration reception at JJ Bittings on Main Street in Woodbridge.
The Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation will be hosting its signature event on Sunday, Sept. 17 at Roosevelt Park in Edison. The PHF WALK & Family Fun Day is free to attend and averages over 300 people in attendance. For more information, visit www.HydrocephalusKids.org.
Last year, Woodbrige was the first municipality in the country to recognize “National Hydrocephalus Awareness Month” during September. This year, Papillion, Nebraska and Palmetto, Florida join Woodbridge in flag-raising ceremonies.
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