Annual 22q at the Zoo

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Mark your Calendars for the sixth annual 22q at the Zoo for
Sunday May 22nd, 2016

In 2015 zoos around the world in over 100 cities witnessed an extraordinary gathering of 22q families. The 5th Annual 22q at the Zoo / Worldwide Awareness Day took place on Sunday, May 17th, 2015 spanning 6 different continents. An estimated 10,000 participants attended.

This very special event gives families touched by 22q issues a chance to socialize, network and raise the public profile of the common but poorly recognized conditions of the 22q syndrome. In 2015, the international event kicked off at 11am in Sydney, Australia and continued westward around the world. Check out pictures from past events and stay up-to-date on the latest news by checking out our Facebook page!

GOAL FOR 2016: EVERY STATE IN THE U.S. REPRESENTED

The International Foundation is recruiting starting now. The following states are still needed. Maine, Nevada, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Rhode Island, Wyoming, Delaware and Hawaii.

If you live in one of these states, please join our cause. We need you. We are also looking for better representation from South America, Asia, and the Middle East for this year’s event. Please email info@22q.org for more details.

 

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Participating Zoos

Buenos Aires

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 ZOO Buenos Aires  Verona Tovagliarri
 22q.argentina@gmail.com

 

Brisbane

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Lone Pine Koala  Sanctuary
 Kathy Russell


 


New South Wales

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Featherdale  Wildlife Park  Maria Kamper
 president@vcfs22q.org.au

 


 

Melbourne

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Healesville  Sanctuary  Maria Kamper
 president@vcfs22q.org.au

 

 


Crafters

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Cleland Wildlife Park  Carolyn Crowley
 carolyn.crowley@bigpond.com

 


Perth

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Perth Zoo  Maria Kamper
 president@vcfs22q.org.au

 

Rio De Janeiro

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Vivian
 pvnatale@natera.com

Toronto

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Andrea Shugar
 Rozmin Visram

Santiago

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Gabriela Repetto 
 grepetto@udd.cl

Vukovar

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Morana Grganić
 moranagrganic@gmail.com

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Brian Chung
 bhychung@hku.hk

Bucaramanga

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Carlos Prada, MD
 carlosprada@fcv.org

Copenhagen

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Zoo Kobenhavn  Sarah
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/187325538069202/

Bristol

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Bristol Zoo  Steph Jasper
 steph@maxappeal.org.uk

 


 Scotland, Dundee

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Campardown County Park  Steph Jasper
 steph@maxappeal.org.uk

 


Chester

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Chester Zoo  Steph Jasper
 steph@maxappeal.org.uk

 


 Sussex

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Drusillas Park  Steph Jasper
 steph@maxappeal.org.uk

 


 Winchester

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Marwell Wildlife Park  Steph Jasper
 steph@maxappeal.org.uk

 


 Cornwall

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Newquay Zoo  Steph Jasper
 steph@maxappeal.org.uk

 


 Hertfordshire

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Shepreth Wildlife Park  Steph Jasper
 steph@maxappeal.org.uk

 


 Hertfordshire

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Paradise Wildlife Park  Christopher Ryan
 Christopher.ryan@tesco.net

 


 Warwickshire

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Twycross Zoo  Steph Jasper
 steph@maxappeal.org.uk

 


 Doncaster

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Yorkshire Wildlife Park  Steph Jasper
 steph@maxappeal.org.uk

 


 London

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 The London Zoo  The 22q Crew
 info@22qcrew.org

 


Dudley

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Leanne Hinchcliff
 lea20@sky.com

 

 


North Yorkshire

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Flamingoland  Martin K
 martinkennedy@talktalk.net


Devon

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Paigton Zoo  Michelle Ford
 fordjma@aol.com

Helsinki

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Sanna Huntus
 info@catchyhdistys.net

 

Poing

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 WildPark Poing  Karin Leyhr
 Karin.Leyhr-Bestfleisch@kids-22q11.de

 


 Bad Mergentheim

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 WildPark Bad  Mergentheim  Karin Leyhr
 Karin.Leyhr-Bestfleisch@kids-22q11.de

 


Königswinter

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Sea  Life Königswinter  Karin Leyhr
 Karin.Leyhr-Bestfleisch@kids-22q11.de

 


Ströhen

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Karin Leyhr
 Karin.Leyhr-Bestfleisch@kids-22q11.de

 


 Stuttgart

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Wilhelma Zoo  Karin Leyhr
 Karin.Leyhr-Bestfleisch@kids-22q11.de

 

Northern Ireland – Belfast

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Belfast Zoo  Steph Jasper
 steph@maxappeal.org.uk

 


 Cork

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Dublin Zoo  Anne Lawlor
 Twenty.two.q@gmail.com

 

Parco Oltremare in Riccione 2. Bioparco di Sicilia (Carini)

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Natural Park of Cervia  Maria Silvia Riccio Cole
 segreteria@aidel22.it

Toyko

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Ueno Zoo  Mikako Aso
 Ayako Yagi
 sutukijp@yahoo.co.jp
meimeiyagichan@yahoo.co.jp

 


Osaka

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Tennoji Zoo  Mikako Aso
 Ayako Yagi
 sutukijp@yahoo.co.jp
meimeiyagichan@yahoo.co.jp

Arnhem

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Burgers Zoo  Kim van Bekkum  kimvanbekkum@live.nl
 info@steun22q11.nl

Christchurch

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Krissie Dallow
 christchurch@vcfs22q.org.au

 

City TBD

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Beata Nowakowska  Beata.Nowakowska@med.kuleuven.be

Edinburgh

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Sarah  goodyear@madasafish.com

 

Belgrade

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Belgrade Zoo  Irena Vanja, Vesna Vujičić (speaks English)  22qexyu@gmail.com

 

Barcelona

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Maribel Caballero 

 Association Catalunya 22q

 

 

City TBD

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Ntombie Sinobuble  ntombiemitchell@yahoo.co.uk

Seoul

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Seoul Grand Park  Laura  lauralopez0723@gmail.com

Ockero

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Rose Marie Larson, Foreningen 22q11  r-marie@telia.com

Taipei

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Taipei Zoo  Slyvia Su  prodiction@msn.com

Phucket

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Claire  CLester@bisphuket.ac.th

Birmingham, AL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Birmingham Zoo  TJ Chadwick  tjandtori0831@gmail.com

 


Montgomery, AL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Montgomery Zoo  Stacey Kotila  jsnkotila@gmail.com

 


Little Rock, AR

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Little Rock Zoo  Joy Young McClellan  22qarkansas@gmail.com

 


Phoenix, AZ

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Phoenix Zoo  Kelly Calcaterra
Renee VCFS Arizona
 kelly@cfbcalc.com

 


 Tuscon, AZ

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Reid Park Zoo  Juliette Bauer  hermanabauer@yahoo.com

 


Yuma, AZ

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Rosa Luna  rosaaluna85@yahoo.com

 


 Orange County, CA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Santa Ana Zoo  Diana Edmunds  Ellamerik@me.com

 

 


Los Angeles, CA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Los Angeles Zoo  Anthony Zabala
Pedro Sanchez, MD

 

 


 Sacramento, CA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Sacramento Zoo  Carrie Heran
Theresa Contenti
Tony Simon
 a22qMom@aol.com

 


 San Diego, CA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Scripps Birch Aquarium  Emily Dolton  insideemilyshead@gmail.com

 


 San Francisco, CA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 San Francisco Zoo  Kelly Conklin  kconklin@natera.com

 


 Redding, CA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Carolyn Reilly Kuks  Carolyn.kuks@sbcglobal.net

 


 Colorado Springs, CO

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Cheynee Mountain Zoo  Mindy Dodge  mindydodge@msn.com

 


 Denver, CO

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
Denver Zoo  Sarah Bagwell  starrbagwell@gmail.com

 


Bridgeport, CT

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Beardsley Zoo  Paula Uccello  uccellop@aetna.com

 


 Wilmington, DE

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Brandywine Zoo  Angela Capinski  angelamcap@comcast.net

 


 Gulf Breeze, FL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Gulf Breeze Zoo  Angela  daveangela2002@yahoo.com

 


 West Palm Beach, FL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Palm Beach Zoo  Dianne Hellenophile  miami22q@gmail.com

 


 Jacksonville, FL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Jacksonville Florida Zoo  Valarie Korup  valariejk@yahoo.com

 


 Panama City Beach, FL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Alyssa Noles  alyssanoles@gmail.com

 


 Atlanta, GA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Atlanta Zoo  Karlene Coleman  karlene.coleman@choa.org

 


 Oahu, HI

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Terry  trottert001@hawaii.rr.com

 


 Des Moines, IA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Blank Park Zoo  Nick Berry
Darci Janssen
 lizziewinning@gmail.com

 


 Chicago, IL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Lincoln Park Zoo  Lindsay Bascom Garcia  pookiehanaa@gmail.com

 


 Brookfield, IL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Brookfield Zoo  James Valdes  JamesValdes921@aol.com

 


 South Bend, IN

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Potawatomi Zoo  Jennifer Biggs  jenamberlee@gmail.com

 


 Fort Wayne, IN

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Fort Wayne Zoo  Sarah Elaine King  sarah.king@parkview.com

 


 Evansville, IN

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Evansville Zoo  Ashlee Hamby  ashleenwh@yahoo.com

 


 Wichita, KS

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Sedgwick County Zoo  Melissa Maser  melisssa@balcousa.com

 


 Louisville, KY

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Patricia Callahan  plc1908@gmail.com

 


 New Orleans, LA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Audobon Zoo  Ashley Bourg  acbourg@gmail.com

 


 Sterling, MA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Davis Farm Land  Cheryle Elliot
Meg Malloy
 cheryleelliot78@gmail.com
meg.malloy@yahoo.com

 


 Baltimore, MD

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Baltimore Zoo  Heather Palmer  hepalmer@apma.com

 


 Rising Sun, MD

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Plumptown Park Zoo  Pam Smith  beeman1214@gmail.com

 


 Battle Creek, MI

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Binder Park Zoo  Natalie Wombacher  nrwombac@med.umich.edu

 


 Detroit, MI

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Detroit Zoo  Darlene Werner  darlenewerner013@gmail.com

 


 Grand Rapids, MI

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 John Ball Zoo  Amy  zoo22q@yahoo.com

 


 St. Paul, MN

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Como Zoo  Alicia Koehler  alicia.koehler@hotmail.com

 


 Kansas City, MO

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Kansas City Zoo  Heather Abbott  heather@amp22q.org

 


 St. Louis, MO

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 St. Louis Zoo  Laura Bohon
Deb Yost
 laurabohon@yahoo.com
daylaw1@aol.com

 


 Jackson, MS

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Sarah Gentry  msla9876@gmail.com

 


 Tupelo, MS

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Tupelo Buffalo Park  Rebecca Osberg  TBD

 


 Billings, MT

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Zoo Montana  Radene Wipf
Brian Wolf
 wipf484@gmail.com
tgbwolf@q.com

 


 Asheboro, NC

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Asheboro Zoo  Kelly Schoch  kelly.snhoch@duke.edu

 


 Omaha, NE

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Henry Doorly Zoo  Anne Stalker  astalker2009@live.com

 


 Paramus, NJ

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Van Saun County Park and Zoo  Lori Grupposo  lorilou429@optonline.com

 


 West Orange, NJ

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Turtle Back Zoo  Pamela Martorana  NJ22qzoo@gmail.com

 


 Northern Nevada, NV

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Safe Haven Zoo  Kate  22qofnv@gmail.com

 


 Niagra Falls, NY

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Aquarium of Niagra  Nadine Miceli  vcfsbuffalo@yahoo.com

 


 Staten Island, NY

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Staten Island Zoo  Jim Desiderado  jimdes108@gmail.com

 


 Syracuse, NY

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Rosamund Gifford Zoo  Maureen Annal
Sally Collins
Mellinger Brianne Thompson
 mannal0603@twcny.rr.com
jamssafrica@gmail.com
thompsonmama3@gmail.com

 


 Cincinnati, OH

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Cincinnati Zoo  Bettsey Leech  bettsey.leech@cchmc.org

 


 Cleveland, OH

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Cleveland Zoo  Bettsey Leech  bettsey.leech@cchmc.org

 


 Columbus, OH

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Columbus Zoo & Aquarium  Molly Fitzpatrick Green  MollyGreen.22q@gmail.com

 


 Tulsa, OK

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Tulsa Zoo  Bavette Miller  bavette.miller@okstate.edu

 


 Portland, OR

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Oregan Zoo  Cami Hernandez  chernandez@rsd7.net

 


 Lewisberg, PA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Reptiland  Megan Epler  meepler@geisinger.edu

 


 Philadelphia, PA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Philadelphia Zoo  Laura Lopez  lauralopez0723@gmail.com

 


 Pittsburgh, PA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Pgh Zoo  Kelli Maryanski  kpmaryanski@yahoo.com

 


 Greenville, SC

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Greenville Zoo  Jody  jodydjones@gmail.com

 

 


 Columbia, SC

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Emily Jordan  Emily.Jordon@uscmed.sc.edu

 

 


 Knoxville, TN

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Knoxville Zoo  Wendy Hadley  goadbridget@yahoo.com

 

 


 Nashville, TN

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Abbey White  abbey.white@gmail.com

 

 


 Abilene, TX

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Helen White  Wil854@aol.com

 

 


 Austin, TX

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Deborah Trejo
Suzi Shaw
 dtrejo@vcfstexas.com
suzi22q@gmail.com

 

 


 Dallas, TX

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Dallas Zoo  Heather Holder  heather22q@gmail.com

 

 


 Houston, TX

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Rotceh (Roxy) Peña  jrpena2123@yahoo.com

 

 


 Waco, TX

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Cameron Park Zoo  Rebecca Schultz  rebecca.schultz42@gmail.com

 

 


 Salt Lake City, UT

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Merilee Despain  despainme@yahoo.com

 

 


 Norfolk, VA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Amanda Beasley  us3beaz@gmail.com

 

 


 Washington, DC

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 National Zoo  Dana Lu  huxd123@gmail.com

 

 


 Seattle, WA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Woodland Park Zoo  Stacey Girard  sgiard@hotmail.com

 

 


 Milwaukee, WI

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Milwaukee County Zoo  Jennifer Blahnikemail
Eric Hohenwalter
 jennyblahnik@hotmail.com

 

 


 Mayagues, Puerto Rico

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Karlin Salas
Lymarie Sotomayor Anciani
 Kary2019@yahoo.com