The Phoenix Community Rallies for Hydrocephalus

Elsa Chi Abruzzo, President and CEO of Anuncia Medical, will serve as the Honorary Corporate Chair
of the 2022 Phoenix WALK to End Hydrocephalus.

Phoenix, AZ (December 10, 2022) – The Hydrocephalus Association invites media members to attend the Phoenix WALK to End HydrocephalusSaturday, December 10, 2022, SkySong – N. Scottsdale Road and Innovation Place.

Elsa Chi Abruzzo, President and CEO of Anuncia Medical, Inc., will serve as the Honorary Corporate Chair of the 2022 Phoenix WALK to End Hydrocephalus. She will join hundreds of families and medical professionals as they rally to raise awareness and critical funds for hydrocephalus, an incurable, life-long neurological condition that affects over 1 million Americans.

This is one of 41 WALK events held across the country that are 100 percent volunteer-led and will help raise funds that will go toward the national goal of more than $1.8 million.

“Anuncia Medical is proud to sponsor this important event, and I am pleased to serve as the honorary corporate chair. Anuncia and HA have a shared goal to improve the lives of those who live with hydrocephalus. Together, we want to change the future of hydrocephalus.”
~Elsa Chi Abruzzo

There is still time to register to participate:


Call National Office:  888-598-3789 Ext. 111


One in every 770 babies develops hydrocephalus, a complex, life-threatening condition marked by excess accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid on the brain. However, anyone at any time can develop hydrocephalus from a brain injury, tumor, or infection, and some people over 60 develop Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, which is often, misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s, dementia or Parkinson’s. The primary treatment for hydrocephalus is the insertion of a device called a shunt –a small tube and a connected valve – into the brain to drain the excess cerebrospinal fluid to another part of the body. Shunts save lives, but frequently malfunction, become infected, or blocked. It is not uncommon for a person with hydrocephalus to have ten or more shunt-related brain surgeries throughout their lifetime, and some individuals will undergo more than 100 surgical procedures. Each surgery brings with it the risk of unknown long-term cognitive and health effects, and hydrocephalus can be fatal.

Local sponsors for the Phoenix WALK to End Hydrocephalus include:

SkySong The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, Anuncia Medical, Inc., SPROUTS Famers Market, RedLine Electric & Solar, LLC and Echo Home Loans

About the Hydrocephalus Association:

Founded in 1983 by parents of children with hydrocephalus, the Hydrocephalus Association has grown to become the nation’s largest and most widely respected organization dedicated to hydrocephalus. The Hydrocephalus Association began funding research in 2009. Since then, HA has committed over $13.8 million to research, making it the largest nonprofit, non-governmental funder of hydrocephalus research in the U.S. For more information, visit or call (888) 598-3789.

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