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July 27, 2007

Red Planet Skate Park Hosts Fundraiser this Weekend


OSWEGO -- According to the National Organization of Vascular Anomalies, 4 to 10 percent of all children are diagnosed with hemangioma, a vascular anomaly. Vascular anomalies, also known as birthmarks, range from simple skin discolorations to large devastating vascular malformations. Vascular anomalies are often misdiagnosed which results in inadequate or inappropriate care and treatment.

To raise awareness about vascular anomalies as well as honor the skate park's five years of business, Red Planet Skate Park, 77 W. First St., Oswego is having the first-ever Woodfest 2007 Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28. The event is held in conjunction with Reality Check, Tobacco Free Network, Bounce'n Around Inflatables and Movement Skateboards. Partial proceeds will be donated on behalf of the Oswego County community to NOVA, a non-profit agency aiding individuals and families in the management and care of vascular anomalies.

The free event features skate and bike demos, an Army Hummer simulator, Bounce Houses, giveaways, contests and live music on Saturday. Demonstrations on Friday will begin at 1, 3, and 5 pm; and Saturday at noon, 2, and 4 pm. Live music on Saturday afternoon begins at noon. 27 Stitches, Caustic, Head Case, and Infinite Jesture will perform.

For additional information about Woodfest 2007 visit www.redplanet.us or call 343-6535. If you'd like to learn more about vascular anomalies visit NOVA's Web site at www.novanews.org.

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