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2019 In Australia approximately one in 1,200 pregnancies are affected by spina bifida. It affects the development of the spine, the spinal cord and the brain and in about ninety percent of the brain issues cause the development of hydrocephalus. The spinal nerves control muscles and feelings in the lower limbs and therefore people with spina bifida have some degree of paralysis.
Unfortunately, at this stage, there is no cure, because nerve tissue cannot be repaired or replaced. However, research has shown that an expectant mother should take a daily supplement of folic acid one month before conception and three months after. Folic acid is a B vitamin mainly present in green leafy vegetables.
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On Sunday 21st July 2019 from 8.30am to 12 Noon, support those living with Spina Bifida and their families by taking part in the 2019 SSKB Wheel & Walk Fun Run and Community Day Wheel & Walk Community Day, which kicks off at Orleigh Park, 6 Hill End Terrace, West End. Ticket prices are $15-$25 per person and the association hopes to raise $40,000.00 for this valuable cause. If you cannot be there on the day, you can contribute by a donation or by contacting the organisation on 07 3844 4600.
There will be two parts to the day commencing at 8.30am and 10.00am.