Every 22nd of the month is 22q@ZooWorld2!
For this month’s awareness day – The “22q Mystery Tour” is launched by the Dempster Family Foundation! Major League Baseball Pitcher, Ryan Dempster and the Dempster Family Foundation continues their 22q Mobile Awareness Campaign. 22q Deletion Syndrome is largely unknown to the general public and often goes undiagnosed for many years. Shortly after the birth of Ryan’s daughter Riley and learning of her diagnosis with this mysterious genetic disorder, the Dempster Foundation was launched. Celebrities jump aboard the bus to raise awareness about 22q Deletion Syndrome.
Check out this excellent audio interview with Ryan Dempster, 22q dad and Red Sox pitcher. About 5 minutes in they start talking about 22q! Also at the end is a montage of photos of 22q children and families from around the world!
Have you seen the 22q Bus in your local area? Join all of us as we inform others and raise awareness of 22q11 Deletion Syndrome!
You can learn more about the “22Q Mystery Tour” here: http://www.22qbus.com/
Official 22q Site: www.22q.org
22Q Campaigns and Projects that You Should Know About!
For more information about 22q Awareness Day in Zoo World 2, please visit our blog: http://zooworld2.rockyou.com/blog/
Zoo World 2 dedicates the 22nd of every month as 22q@ZooWorld2 Awareness Day in Zoo World 2.
On January 22nd, look out for the special 22q Monument in front of the gate entrance to your zoo. Clicking on the 22q Monument will award you with Zoo Bucks every 1 hour. Be sure to spread the word to bring awareness about 22q11.2 deletion syndrome by sharing the information with your friends on your Facebook wall!
22q11.2 deletion syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that can include a wide range of health, physical and developmental issues, including heart defects, immune and growth deficiencies, speech problems, emotional and behavioral issues and learning disabilities in some individuals.