Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor
The mission of the Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor is to educate and increase awareness about people who have ET and to donate medical research grants to doctors and other investigators to find a cause and cure for ET.
“We have to make a difference because of the millions of people who have ET who are living every day with tremors of the head, the voice, the hands, the entire body. We have to make a difference and change the way they live,” said Shaddox.
Poovey, who has traveled the Southeast for more than 18 years, performs in period attire and portrays historical characters, including Jane Austen, Scarlett O’Hara and Emma Victoria Brown, the main character in her novel “Truer Words.” Her presentation includes period fashion, mourning practices and other topics from the Victorian era.
In 2011, Poovey portrayed Mrs. Stanton, wife of Secretary of War Stanton, played by Kevin Kline, in the Robert Redford film “The Conspirator.” Poovey portrayed the wife of a villainous husband in the Vook version of Jude Devereaux’s novella “Promise” and appeared in the Fireball Run fundraising series 2012, “Southern Excursion,” at Frampton Plantation in Yemassee.
Published and released by Tate Publishing in May 2012, “Truer Word” is set on a wealthy plantation in South Carolina’s Lowcountry during the Victorian era. The book tells the story of Emma Victoria Brown’s joy, sorrow and Civil War experience as she faces the challenges of life in the 19th century.
When not writing or performing, Poovey, who lives in Beaufort, is a school psychologist.
Tickets are available online at www.diannshaddoxfoundation.org or by sending a check to 241 Boxelder Drive, Aiken, SC 29803.
Tickets also are available at Aiken’s Kitchen, 448 Fabian Drive; Family Pharmacy, 110 Price Ave.; and 333 Newberry St. S.W.; 3 Monkeys, 141 Laurens St. S.W.’ and Plum Pudding, 101 Laurens St. N.W.
Seating is limited.
All proceeds are tax deductible and go to the Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor to find a cure for ET.
For more information, call 803-641-0650 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A native of Aiken, Larry Wood covers education.
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