Shelton community members are gathering this evening to raise money for a degenerative disease with no known treatment or cure, and they need your help.
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a progressive degenerative neuromuscular disease that affects the hands, legs, arms and feet. Patients suffer from chronic pain and fatigue, with little to no relief from their symptoms.
About 2.6 million people around the world have been diagnosed.
Tonight’s fundraiser in Shelton is hoping to raise awareness and money for additional research.
The Slice of Hope for CMT Pie Night Fundraiser will take place at 6 p.m. today at the White Hills Fire House on 2 School Street.
Pizza and dessert pies will be offered up by local restaurants. The event will feature a DJ, raffles and refreshments.
All proceeds will benefit the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association Strategy to Accelerate Research Program.
If you can't make it to the event, you can donate online at www.cmtausa.org/url/sliceofhopeforcmt.