‘Evening to End NF1’ set for Nov. 2

Event to feature Josh Gallagher, The Clarks

The Giorgio Children’s Foundation for NF1 will hold its An Evening to End NF1 fundraiser on Nov. 2 at the Blair County Conven-tion Center, Altoona.

The doors will open at 4:30 p.m., with an acoustic performance by Hops & Vines at 5 p.m.

Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with a performance by the Josh Gallagher Acoustic Trio. There will be a cash bar.

The feature presentation will take place at 7 p.m., followed at 8 p.m. with a performance by The Clarks.

There will be a basket auction and a silent auction.

The cost is $75 per person. Tickets are available at NPC Claysburg and New Pig Corp., Tipton, or by visiting www.endnf1.org.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the foundation can send a check payable to The Giorgio Foundation to 118 McDonald Drive, Duncansville, PA 16635.

Neurofibromatosis (NF-1) disables the gene that normally controls tumor growth in the body. It affects about one in 3,000 and is typically diagnosed in early childhood.

The result is hundreds or even thousands of painful and disfiguring tumors on the skin, in nerve tissue and throughout the body. Complications include disfigurement, damaged nerves, bone deformities and even blindness. There is no treatment.

The mission of the Giorgio Foundation is to find a cure and to create awareness about a little-known disease.

For more information, contact Steve Kline at stevek@endnf1.org or 515-5465.