BHVC 2019 Fundraiser in October
Brett Hack Vasculitis Charities (BHVC) is holding its annual fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m., on October 24, at the Chart House, in Lakeville. The event includes hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and a silent auction. BHVC is a volunteer organization and all proceeds go to fund their mission of patient advocacy, vasculitis awareness and research.
Vasculitis is an autoimmune disease that affects the blood
vessels. Inflammation of the blood vessels can cause the vessels to narrow and
restrict blood flow to vital organs or the blood vessels can rupture resulting
in internal bleeding. For most types of vasculitis there is no known cause and
no known cure.
Symptoms include severe headaches, extreme fatigue, joint
pain, ongoing sinus infections, upper respiratory infections, body rash, skin
ulcers, distorted and blurred vision, seizures, numbness and weakness in the
legs, feet, arms and hands. These are often common symptoms of other diseases,
making vasculitis difficult to diagnose. Recurring symptoms may be a sign of
something more serious. One thing is known for sure: early diagnosis saves lives.
Cost: $30/person. Location: 11287 Klamath Trail, Lakeville. For more information and to register, visit BHVCharities.org.