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  • 21 September 2016
    Wilson Therapeutics announces support of the Annual Event Big Wow to raise awareness of Wilson Disease

    Wilson Therapeutics AB (publ) today announced its sponsorship of the second annual Big Walk on Wilson’s (Big Wow). The event will take place on October 1, 2016, in 24 cities across North America to increase awareness of Wilson Disease and raise funds for the Wilson Disease Association.

    “As the father of three sons, all diagnosed with Wilson Disease, I have personal experience with the importance of an early diagnosis,” said Christopher Simopoulos, MD, one of the initiators of the Big Wow.

    “We started the Big Wow last year to raise awareness of Wilson Disease among the public and the healthcare community. We were amazed by the success of this initiative, bringing together almost 1,400 walkers in 16 cities, and raising nearly $67,000. This is a great motivator to conduct further Big Wows, so that more patients are diagnosed earlier and we can reduce the well-known consequences of untreated Wilson Disease. We are extremely pleased that Wilson Therapeutics is supporting again this effort.”

    “We are impressed by the energy, drive and strong will of patients and caregivers affected by the debilitating consequences of Wilson Disease to improve the diagnosis and treatment of this rare disorder,” added Jonas Hansson, CEO of Wilson Therapeutics AB.

    “This community is actively looking for new treatment modalities that will rapidly relieve their symptoms, with fewer side effects and more convenient dosing”, he concluded.

    Wilson Therapeutics is sponsoring this important event as part of its commitment to improve the lives of patients with Wilson Disease.