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      The Fonz is in D.C., talks to NC8 about ULS awareness

      The Fonz is in D.C.

      Henry Winkler, the iconic actor, writer and producer is in Washington to advocate for a cause that is close to his heart: upper limb spasticity (ULS). Winkler will be teaming up with five national advocacy groups in D.C., including Paralyzed Veterans of America and United Cerebral Palsy, in the"Open Arms: Raising Awareness of Upper Limb Spasticity" educational campaign.

      The "Open Arms" educational campaign aims to spread awareness about the under-diagnosed disease. ULS is often described as uncomfortable muscle stiffness or tightness in the elbow, wrist or fingers.

      Awareness of the disease is a personal issue for the actor, who is best known for his Golden Globe-winning role as "The Fonz" on Happy Days. Winkler's mother suffered from ULS following a stroke and lived with the condition for 10 years.

      Events for the advocacy program will be available:

      Open Arms Campaign - Patient Advocacy Seminar (2:00 p.m. EST) Capital Hilton, 10001 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

      2012 Paralyzed Veterans Americana Gala (6:30 p.m. EST) Capital Hilton, 10001 16th Street NW, Washington, DC