Variety Show Benefit - April 27 - Get your tickets now!
October TBD, 2018
Help us create awareness, raise funds, and just have some good old fashioned fun visiting with our TS circle of friends! Money raised at the annual walk will benefit the local Turner Syndrome programs that support the women, girls and families affected by TS in St. Louis and the surrounding areas.
It is a chromosomal condition that exclusively affects 1 in 2000 girls and occurs when one of the two X chromosomes normally found in females is missing or incomplete. A simple blood test, called a karyotype, will check for the absence of all or part of one X chromosome.
Under-diagnosis and delayed diagnosis of TS is a real problem, with the average age of diagnosis at 15 years, arriving too late for life-altering treatments, early interventions, and most importantly health screenings for a potentially fatal heart defect. The main goal of awareness is to reduce the age of a girl being diagnosed with TS from middle school age to early elementary school age.
Some of the possible indicators of TS are: short stature (average height untreated 4’8”), frequent ear infections, delayed puberty, wide short neck, small jaw, triangular face, many moles, puffy hands and feet, high arched palate, verbally gifted, low set ears and hairline, lazy eye, broad chest, drooping eyes, dental problems, upturned fingernails, educational difficulties (particularly math), social issues and anxiety.
For an overview of Turner Syndrome from the following organizations:
All donations remain locally in the St. Louis and surrounding areas.
Your gift is 100% tax deductible. Turner Syndrome Walk is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
If you prefer to donate by check, please make it payable to:
"Turner Syndrome Walk Inc." and mail it to P.O. Box 684, Maryville, IL 62062.