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The Eighth Annual "Working Towards a Day Without Pain" Gala

The Eighth Annual "Working Towards a Day Without Pain" Gala took place this past weekend on October 23rd in Buffalo at the Downtown Hyatt Regency. The Gala funds vital research involving Chiari Malformation, Syringomyelia, Neuropathic Pain, Spinal Cord Injuries, and related disorders. This beautiful event is organized by the Kane Family out of West Seneca, Co-founders of The Column of Hope.

Previous Galas have funded research that produced three major publications in neurosurgery journals. The latest research is the first Chiari study in Buffalo, funded by the Column of Hope, which began in September of this year. This is very exciting news that a study which began with Australian researcher Dr. Marcus Stoodley will finish up at Dent Neurological Institute under the supervision of Local Neurosurgeon Dr. Lee Guterman.

The latest study is measuring the timing between the arterial and CSF pulse. It then models the differential pressure inside the spinal cord vs. outside the cord. The goal is that this study will help doctors determine when Chiari (a serious neurological condition in which the brain herniates through the skull putting pressure on the nerves and spinal cord) will cause syringomyelia (a condition in which a fluid filled pocket develops in the spine causing debilitating pain and possible paralysis). Hope is that this study leads to funding for a much larger study in the future.

The Ninth Annual "Working Towards a Day Without Pain" Gala will take place on October 15th, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency in Buffalo, NY. It includes music, cocktail hour, sit-down di nner, open bar, raffle, silent auction, live auction, presenters, and great company.

To learn more about Chiari, Syringomyelia, and The Column of Hope you may visit: www.columnofhope.org

The Column of Hope is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) Chiari & Syringomyelia Research Foundation.



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