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Merz Pharmaceuticals Commends The Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation On 30 Years Of Community Support
Date:7/22/2011

, F.A.C.S., Center for Facial Appearances, Salt Lake City, Utah. "I look forward to seeing the advances made by BEBRF in the next three decades and I am very proud to be on the Board of this foundation."

In an effort to continue bringing resources to people with blepharospasm across the U.S., Merz Pharmaceuticals will expand its support of BEBRF beyond the national level by providing assistance to local BEBRF support groups.  For more information about how Merz can assist your local blepharospasm support group, please contact Merz Professional Services at 1-800-334-0514.

"When I was first diagnosed with blepharospasm nearly 25 years ago, I didn't know where to go for more information," said Anita Croce, BEBRF North Central District Director. "My doctor referred me to BEBRF and since then, I've been working closely with the Foundation to ensure others living with this condition know they're not alone. I'm proud to have seen BEBRF mature from the beginning years to where we are today, with undaunted dedication to empowering patients and providing opportunities to share experiences, encouragement, hope and knowledge."

Although there is no cure for blepharospasm at this time, there are treatments available, including botulinum toxin injections, drug therapy and surgery.

"On this occasion of the 30th anniversary of BEBRF, I wish the foundation continued success in its pursuit of the primary mission to improve the quality of life of each and every person living with blepharospasm through support of research, education and services," said Joseph Jankovic, M.D., Director of the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. "For me, being a founding member and the first Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board of the BEBRF, and having the privilege to know Mattie Lou and Mary Lou, have been among the most rewarding experiences in my personal and professional life, for which I will alway
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