National Fragile X Awareness Month


July is National Fragile X Awareness Month, July 22is officially recognized by Congress as Fragile X Awareness Day. We celebrate the entire month of July to increase more awareness and advocacy for Fragile X.

Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability and the most common known genetic cause of autism. Individuals with FXS can experience developmental delays ranging from mild to severe. To learn more about FXS and other Fragile X-associated Disorders (FXDs) visit:

Let ‘Em Know: Our Virtual 5K!

You can raise awareness for Fragile X, and help families receive the support and education that they need to live happier, healthier lives.

Every year, we hold the NFXF Let Em Know 5K. It is a virtual run/walk to help you raise awareness and funds for Fragile X from anywhere in the world! Ask anyone who’s participated: This is one of the easiest ways to raise awareness and funds for Fragile X, so why not give it a shot?

The rules are simple:

  1. Join the NFXF LEK Crowdrise Event to create your own individual fundraising page. This is where you can share your story and photos.
  2. Register to receive an official NFXF Let ‘Em Know 5K Shirt and racing bib.
  3. Pick your own time, date and place during Fragile X Awareness Month to run.
  4. Help us reach our fundraising goal by sharing your fundraising page with friends a family.
  5. Share photos with other NFXF Let ‘Em Know participants on social media!

It isn’t about how fast or slow you are. It’s about what you can do to raise awareness and “Let ’Em Know!” People of all ages and activity levels are invited. Anyone can do it!

Registration begins in April. Click here to receive our Fragile X newsletter where we announce registration!

If you’d like to contribute today, please click here to donate!!

More Ways To Help

Latest FX Awareness and Let ‘Em Know News

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