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Restaurants give to cure rare disorder

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BOSSIER CITY, La. (KTBS) -

A little known disorder took center stage Saturday, thanks to a local mother.

Angelman Syndrome only affects one out of 15,000 live births world wide. AS is caused when part of chromosome 15 is deleted in the DNA. The Airline Ruby Tuesday's in Bossier City held a fundraiser to help celebrate International Angelman Day. Its the brainchild of Bridgette Cummer, who has a son with AS.

The restaurant will donate 20 percent from each purchase to the foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics, which is working to find a cure for AS and raise awareness. The Shreveport Outback Steakhouse also participated, however, only for dinner.

 

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