Tyler's Hope raises money for people with Dystonia
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Golfers in Gainesville got to play their favorite sport for a good cause on Saturday, August 6th.
Gainesville Country Club hosted The Hope weekend, a four day event put on by Tyler's Hope Foundation supporting people with Dystonia.
Dystonia is a neurological disorder that effects the muscles.
The founder of the foundation, Rick Staab, has two teens with the disorder and he said he has put all his effort into finding the cure.
"All the money goes to research and everybody here is just here to support the cause," he said.
More than 400 people came out since Thursday to help the foundation continue research on the disorder, even in the rain.
The foundation has already discovered that the disorder begins with a protein giving mixed signals in the brain.
Jacob Wychulis, the Executive Director for Tyler's Hope said, "Dystonia is a curable disorder, and everyone that's out here, all of our sponsors, everyone that's participating this weekend is helping us cure this quicker and give these people who suffer from Dystonia their lives back."
Tyler's Hope Foundation hopes a cure is found within the next five years.
Each year the foundation raises at least $500,000.
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