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Check out  local events and find ways you can make new friends and help support 22q.

This is meant to be an inclusive list. If you do not  see your event listed, please email info@22q.org and we will happily add it.

5th Annual 22q11.2 Family Conference

“Save the Date” — the 2018 22q11.2 Family Conference is being held on November 3rd in Toronto, Ontario, Canada!  Supported by the 22q Deletion Syndrome Clinic at SickKids in Toronto, this parent-organized conference is designed to connect families whose lives have been touched by 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS).   Now in its fifth year, this annual conference aims to provide parents and families with information to help them:

  • Educate themselves
  • Advocate for their children
  • Navigate the syndrome and the systems (education, medical and social) that impact people with 22q11DS

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Birmingham International Marathon

October 14, 2018

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Great North Run 2018, Max Appeal 

September 9, 2018

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11th Biennial International 22q11.2 Conference

Whistler, Canada

July 11th – 13th, 2018

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Max Appeal Ramblers 2018 – Snowden 

July 21, 2018

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The 22q Family Foundation Moms Retreat

June 15, 2018 – June 17, 2018

Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center – Carefree, AZ

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22q Family Day At The Park

June 23, 2018

Irvine Regional Park in Irvine, California

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Mark your Calendars for the Eighth Annual 22q at the Zoo

The International 22q11.2 Foundation

Sunday May 20th, 2018

Organized and developed by The International 22q11.2 Foundation, 22q at the Zoo is an event that gives families, friends and professionals a chance to socialize, network and raise the public profile of chromosome 22q11.2 syndromes.

Volunteers spread awareness by handing out our 22q fact sheets and educating anyone interested enough to stop and ask about 22q. The event kicks off in New Zealand and continues westward ending in the South Pacific having literally circled the globe. Participants are recognizable, wearing the official “22q at the Zoo” red T-shirt and “Ask me about 22q” buttons.

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Cranham Camp 2018, Max Appeal

Friday, May 25 – 28, 2018

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Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K, Max Appeal

Sunday, May 6, 2018

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