Westfall Foundation Launches Inspirational DVD Fitness Campaign to Raise Funds Friedreich's Ataxia

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  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) May 17, 2011 - The Westfall Foundation, (http://www.westfallfoundation.org), announced today the launch of their newest outreach campaign titled "Commit To Your Health". With the release of a series of fitness and exercise DVDs, the campaign is geared towards raising awareness for those who suffer from Friedreich's Ataxia, which is a rare inherited disease that causes nervous system damage and movement problems. The Westfall Foundation is dedicated not only to raising awareness but also to funding research for Friedreich's Ataxia through the sales of the DVDs and other 2011 marketing efforts. The rare content within the "Commit To Your Health" DVDs include several exercises to help those with Friedreich's Ataxia.

    "Commit To Your Health" is a compilation of everything Kerry Westfall has learned directly from three board certified physicians, himself and his personal trainers in order to live a full life. The lessons within the video are not only applicable to persons with neuromuscular diseases. The wonderful part is that Kerry Westfall himself performs all exercises while in his wheelchair; however he made it a solid point to produce a DVD where people who are not in need of a wheelchair may also perform all exercises. Kerry's main motivation for creating the DVD was the simple fact that he has first handedly witnessed the health benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle. Regular exercise not only improves strength, it improves many things in health such as motor function, a persons respiratory and cardiovascular systems, the list simply goes on and on.

    "A sad fact is that most people don't do anything to enhance their health due to a lack of time or energy. That is one of the reasons that this DVD is so unique and important" stated Kerry Westfall, founder of the Westfall Foundation. "I, a person with a life shortening muscle disease care about my own health and want to share it with the world".

    Kerry Westfall was diagnosed at a young age with the debilitating disease called Friedreich's Ataxia. Friedreich's Ataxia (also called FA or FRDA) is a rare inherited disease that causes nervous system damage and movement problems. Symptoms of FA include pain, shortness of breath, and heart palpitations. Though impaired by this disease and wheelchair bound, having FA did not discourage Kerry from trying to lead a normal life.

    For more information on the "Commit to your health" campaign, to obtain a DVD or donate to the Westfall Foundation cause please visit http://www.committoyourhealth.org or call 877.841.7244.

    About the Westfall Foundation
    The Westfall Foundation is a national 501(C)(3) tax-deductible charity. The Westfall Foundation is dedicated to the pursuit of funding medical research leading to treatments, cures and an overall better understanding of neuromuscular and Central Nervous System (CNS) diseases, such as Friedreich's Ataxia, Multiple Scleroses and Parkinson's, Alzheimer's diseases. The Westfall Foundation`s mission is to award grants which contribute to finding cures and effective treatments for the mentioned diseases. The Westfall Foundation understands the power of people, thus our second objective is to fund other 501(C)(3) organizations who are actively sponsoring research initiatives to find effective treatments for diseases classified as neuromuscular and neurodegenerative, as well as CNS diseases, such as Alzheimer`s and Parkinson's disease.

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