BENEFITING: FRAXA Research Foundation
EVENT DATE: Jun 01, 2013
Fragile X is a genetic syndrome that is the most widespread single-gene cause of autism and inherited cause of mental retardation among boys. It results in a spectrum of intellectual disabilities ranging from mild to severe as well as physical characteristics such as an elongated face, large or protruding ears, and large testes and behavioral characteristics such as stereotypic movements (e.g. hand-flapping), and social anxiety.
TeamKing consists of Michelle, Erin, Katelyn, and Katie whom are all past college student-athletes. While we all know someone or a family that this affects, Michelle, the captain of the team, who closely works with children with autism on a full time basis also works with a young boy with Fragile X three days a week, so she knows first-hand the hardship that Fragile X kids face- and how the potential to find a cure means your support is so vital! This foundation is very close to our hearts and can’t wait to fundraise and play! What better way to fundraise then to have fun and play the game we all love!
Please help us in our efforts to support Patrick’ PALS (and therefore FRAXA) as they continue to fund top-notch scientific research- some day soon you will be able to say you played a role in curing Fragile X!! Thank you!