The Seventh Annual DC Food and Wine Tasting to benefit the Tuberosis Sclerosis Alliance was held last night at the National Press Club in Washington DC. Indique and Indique Heights were invited to participate for the second consecutive year. We served a street snack called "Bhelpuri", Bisque a la Indique and the popular Chicken Tikka Makhani. There were about 400 people in attendance and CNN's John Roberts was the Special guest of the evening.
Tuberous Sclerosis complex (TSC) is a generic disorder that causes tumuors to form in various organs including the brain, eyes, hear, kidneys, skin, liver and lungs. Currently there is no cure for TSC. TSC is the largest known genetic cause of epilepsy and is now the second largest identifiable genetic cause of autism.
Approximately 1 million people worldwide are known to have TSC, with about 50,000 in the United States. Atleast two children born each day will have TSC.