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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

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