NFXF Sibling & Self-advocate Network hosted and organized virtual events to bring together the Fragile X community.
NFXF Heartland - Iowa | South Dakota Chapter raises $6,500 at its annual X Strides Run/Walk event at the Briarwood Gold Course in Ankeny, IA.
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When Tammy and Andy Selinger received their daughter’s diagnosis in 1994, even their doctor was unsure what it meant. He just told them the test was positive for Fragile X. One of their first calls was to the National Fragile X Foundation, where they were connected to a long-time volunteer, Margaret Israel, who spent more than an hour and half on the phone with them. The support they found during such a critical time motivated them to get involved because as Andy says, “Nobody should get diagnosed without someone to talk to.”
With the support of their community, NFXF board members and outstanding CSN leadership, Greater Atlanta Fragile X hosted an amazingly successful Brew Fest event for the second year in a row.
What happens when you combine friendly competition and a campaign to raise awareness of Fragile X? Tremendous success! Western Massachusetts participated in the 2nd annual Hadley Cornhole Championship, raising awareness and over $1,100 for NFXF!