DOWNINGTOWN, PA-- The Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) in partnership with the Burrows Hill Foundation (burrows-hill.org) have partnered once again to distribute adaptive cycling equipment through Ataxian Athlete Initiative (AAI). The AAI is a unique program serving people with ataxia who have demonstrated a strong desire to stay healthy and fit despite their progressive disabilities.
Friedreich's ataxia (FA) is a rare disease that affects balance and coordination and has symptoms such as vision and hearing loss and often results in life-shortening heart complications.
This year, the AAI was sponsored by Catrike, UVA Sun Systems, The Texas Irish Foundation and The Burrows Hill Foundation. The Burrows Hill Foundation generously provided over 80% of the funding for the 2018 AAI.