Community Bank of Florida is pleased to sponsor the 5th Annual Casting for a Cause fishing tournament benefitting the Prader-Willi Florida Association. Prader-Willi Syndrome affects one in every 12,000 children born. This genetic condition results in insatiable hunger, slower metabolism, learning disabilities, speech issues, behavior difficulties and weak muscle tone, among many other medical challenges.
Although there has been an increase in PWS diagnoses over the last 10 years and DNA testing is highly accurate, awareness remains low and up to 75% of those with PWS are still undiagnosed. It is a life-long condition with no cure – but early diagnosis can help manage symptoms and prevent life threatening complications such as heart disease, sleep apnea, pulmonary disorders and diabetes.
The funds raised from this tournament will go to fund research projects, provide families the funding to attend conferences and obtain materials they need to help them deal with the syndrome, and help with crisis intervention due to behavioral issues which is an intricate part of this syndrome.
For more information about the fishing tournament and sponsorship opportunities available, visit www.castingforacause.com or call 305-245-6484.