Make a Difference Today - Vote for AHC Kids.org in the Pepsi Refresh Contest EVERY DAY in November.
Online PR News – 10-November-2010 – – One of the rare disorders affecting children today is Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC). This syndrome strikes by inflicting sudden paralysis on one or more limbs of the child, which could continue for a few minutes or hours or sometimes days. It can also affect the mental development, balance and normal movements of the child, with extreme cases featuring symptoms such as seizures, changes in body temperature and excessive sweating. The disorder could also bring about permanent effects on the body such as inability to walk without assistance. The AHC Foundation has been formed by parents to fund and speed up research in the field. But it requires great finances and you can help get them to us.
How You Can Make the Difference
Please visit http://www.refresheverything.com/cureahc and click on the link “Vote for this idea.” Create a free account or sign in to your existing one. Voting is open now till November 30. You can also vote via SMS by typing 104112 to 73774 (PEPSI), or by Facebook http://apps.facebook.com/pepsirefresh/idea/set?auth_token=8d945324b50504aa1ea6c57aaad7b16f where you need to type in “AHC”. Please help spread the word among your friends and co-workers as well through Facebook, Twitter or other social networking platforms.
About the AHC Foundation
AHC Foundation has been formed to primarily identify the genetic reason for this strange and rare disorder. It seeks to do that by focusing on a target group of AHC sufferers and conducting advanced genetic testing on collected DNA. The results will be then used to screen even larger groups of kids with AHC. The third step is to identify the root cause that should hopefully lead to the cure. But money is running out and we need your help to make the lives of these children and their families brighter with a great hope for the future.
The Pepsi Refresh Challenge is a program by Pepsi to award grants every month to non-profit organizations, businesses and people for good causes. Every vote you give is precious in channeling funds to our endeavor. Please vote daily, encourage others to do so and help make the difference. Watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5nYpc3Jhogand help give children like 3-year old Matthew a positive future.