About Benign Essential Blepharospasm Canadian Research Foundation, Inc.
The BEB Canadian Research Foundation (BEBCRF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide solace and information to those afflicted with benign essential blepharospasm (BEB), Meige syndrome and hemifacial spasm by fostering the foundation and maintenance of support groups throughout Canada. They promote public awareness and raise money for research for the finding of a cure for these debilitating diseases. BEB is a rare neurological disorder in which affected individuals experience involuntary muscle spasms and contractions of the muscles around the eyes. Meige syndrome is a rare neurological movement disorder characterized by involuntary and often forceful contractions of the muscles of the jaw and tongue (oromandibular dystonia) and involuntary muscle spasms and contractions of the muscles around the eyes (blepharospasm). Hemifacial spasm is a benign, uncontrollable twitching of the muscles on one half of the face.