Prader-WIlli Syndrome Association Hosts Dinner
to Spotlight and Benefit Rare Disorder

“Mediterranean Nights” Event on Sunday, September 29th

Sarasota, Florida – September 19, 2013 – The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association – the largest support, research, and advocacy organization for people living with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) in the United States – is hosting a fundraising dinner on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at TPC Prestancia in Sarasota. Proceeds of the event will help promote, fund research, provide education, and offer support to enhance the lives of those affected by PWS, as well as support the fight against childhood obesity. Tickets for the dinner are $60 per person in advance and $75 when purchased at the door.

Themed “Mediterranean Nights,” the event begins at 5:30pm with hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail reception featuring Tuscan grill selections and a variety of beverages. The exquisite dinner menu boasts delectable surf and turf delights, crowned with a molten chocolate Ganache dessert. Silent auctions throughout the evening offer a range of exceptional prizes, including a villa for four in Tuscany, Italy, and Bradenton Marauder’s game tickets with a tier at the private party deck for up to 40 people and a $200 catering credit ($600 total value). Other items include a new grill with gift cards to purchase choice steaks, golfing accessories, a wine basket, hotel stays, a Taste of Sarasota package that includes gift cards from area restaurants, and much more! Local entertainment and live music will ensure a fun-filled, vivacious evening for all. To purchase advance tickets to “Mediterranean Nights,” visit

PWS is a complex genetic disorder that typically causes low muscle tone, short stature, incomplete sexual development, cognitive disabilities, problem behaviors, and a chronic feeling of hunger that can lead to excessive eating and life-threatening obesity. It is estimated that one in 12,000 to 15,000 people is born with PWS. Although considered a "rare" disorder, PWS is one of the most common conditions seen in genetics clinics, and is the most common genetic cause of obesity that has been identified.

About The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association
The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) is an organization of families and professionals working together to raise awareness, offer support, provide education and advocacy, and promote and fund research to enhance the quality of life of those affected by Prader-Willi syndrome. Headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, PWSA (USA) is the largest support, research, and advocacy organization for people and families living with PWS in the United States. For information about Prader-Willi syndrome or how to get involved, please call 1-800-926-4797.

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