Thursday, September 26, 2013

Detroit Rocks CF Thursday at Small's

Cystic fibrosis is a disease that currently affects 30,000 Americans with approximately 1,000 new cases being diagnosed each year. It is defined as a defect in the gene sequence that effects the glands that produce mucus and sweat in the body. Symptoms of this disease include dehydration, fatigue, weakness, increased heart rate, low blood pressure, and heat stroke. Most people with cystic fibrosis only live until their mid-thirties, but this is an improvement from 60 years ago when the average life span of a CF patient was 10 years or less. Gene mapping and research have improved the length and quality of life for those with CF, but they have yet to find a cure to this disease. And they need money to continue doing research to find out how to stop the mutation in the first place.

This Thursday, September 26th, Small's will be hosting a benefit for CF called Detroit Rocks CF. The Anonymous, Amateur Anthropologist, Jesse Shepherd-Bates (from The HandGrenades), and War Buddies will all be performing. The show starts at 8 p.m. and a minimum of an $8 donation is suggested at the door. Small's is located at 10339 Conant in Hamtramck. Here's your chance to check out some great local acts and give money to help further CF research.


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