Saint Louis Science Center’s James S. McDonnell Planetarium Lighting for Hydrocephalus Awareness will take place on September 18, 2015, at sunrise and sunset.
St. Louis, MO | August 30, 2015
The Saint Louis Science Center’s James S. McDonnell Planetarium will be lit turquoise to support Hydrocephalus Awareness Month on Friday, September 18th. The special lighting will take place on September 18th, 5:00am to sunrise, and then again in the evening of the 18th, sunset to 1:15am.
The Hydrocephalus Association serves as the primary nexus for research on hydrocephalus, a condition defined by an abnormal, excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within the cavities of the brain. Hydrocephalus affects over 1 million people in the U.S. alone. Approximately 1-2 babies for every 1000 births are born with hydrocephalus, and an estimated 700,000 seniors develop hydrocephalus, but are often misdiagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. However, anyone can get hydrocephalus at any time through a brain injury or infection, among other reasons.
For more information or to register for the 2015 St. Louis Hydrocephalus Association WALK on Saturday, September 19, 2015, you can register online or contact Maggie O’Shaughnessy at 314-348-7022, e-mail stlouisWALK@hydroassoc.org, or visit www.hydroassoc.org and follow the links to the 2015 WALK.