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Colorado Springs woman hosts benefit event after her son passed away from Proteus Syndrome

Steers and Beers Festival

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- The Steers and Beers benefit event is set to take place Saturday in Colorado Springs to raise money for the Proteus Syndrome Foundation.

Proteus Syndrome is a rare condition that involves atypical growth of the bones, skin and head, and can lead to a variety of other symptoms. It can also lead to pulmonary embolisms, which can be fatal.

The foundation provides support for families as they say the disease can be an isolating and scary.

The event begins at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Ivywild School on South Cascade. Tickets can be found here.

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