Staff and patients from both the 22q Deletion Syndrome Clinic at SickKids Hospital and the Dalglish Family 22q Clinic had a great day at the 22q at the Zoo event on May 26th, 2019 (Sunday). The weather was perfect, and we enjoyed spending time with one another. We even had a visit from the zookeeper, who brought along an eastern fox snake called "Michael J. Fox"!
We thank Cheryl Cytrynbaum from the 22q Clinic at Sick Kids for organizing the 2019 event for Toronto. We also thank the staff from both clinics as well as the volunteers for helping out.
Every year, at the 22q at the Zoo event, the 22q C.A.R.E. Award is presented. It honours an individual’s dedication and commitment to raising Community Awareness, Resources and Empathy for 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. The 2019 recipient is Simina Bogatan, a student in the M.Sc. Genetic Counselling Program at the University of Toronto. Simina developed an interactive educational module that helps parents overcome potential challenges in speaking with their child (aged 9 to 12) about the diagnosis of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Congratulations, Simina!
Please enjoy these photos.