World Encephalitis Day is on February 22, 2014. Come join the local benefit to help support Encephalitis Awareness and honoring Tristyn Smith who is a two time Herpes Simplex Encephalitis survivor at the age of 7.
Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain usually caused by a viral infection. Most often, it is caused by one of several different viruses. The most common are the herpes viruses, childhood viruses such as measles, and viruses you get through a mosquito bite.
There are two types of encephalitis — primary and secondary. In primary encephalitis, a virus attacks the brain and spinal cord directly. In secondary or postinfectious encephalitis, the virus invades another part of your body and travels to your brain. The virus causes inflammation of the nerve cells (encephalitis) or the surrounding membranes (meningitis). Encephalitis is different from meningitis, but these two brain infections often happen together.
The costs for tickets are $25 per couple, 3 shared games, or $15 per individual, 2 games and include: a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, appetizers, DJ, and bowling with shoe rental. The event begins at 6pm Saturday at Four Seasons Sports, 1745 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore. To purchase tickets please contact: Four Seasons Sports (815) 895-5125, Amy Smith (815) 508-3584, Barbara Barrett (815) 761-4637, Brianne Wackerlin (815) 970-1284 or Michelle Tansley (815) 761-5186.
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