CN Tower lights up in red for 22q

Tuesday, 22nd November 2022 5:30 pm

We are delighted to let you know that the CN Tower will be lit up in red again to raise awareness for 22q on November 22nd, 2022! To see photos of the CN Tower in red from 2021, please open this Google Photo folder.

CN Tower in Red

We chose November 22nd (“22/11”) as a play on the name of the condition, 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (“22q”). The lighting of the CN Tower was part of the “Luces por el 22q/Lighting the 22q” international awareness movement that began in Spain in 2018. Buildings in Spain, Germany, Belgium, Finland and the city of Philadelphia, United States, were lit up as part of the movement on the 22nd of November in previous years. In 2021, Toronto joined this international awareness movement. We continue to be a national leader in providing care for families through clinics at the Toronto General Hospital and at SickKids Hospital, and in internationally renowned research into adult outcomes and genetics.

We chose November 22nd (“22/11”) as a play on the name of the condition, 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (“22q”). The lighting of the CN Tower was part of the “Luces por el 22q/Lighting the 22q” international awareness movement that began in Spain in 2018. Buildings in Spain, Germany, Belgium, Finland and the city of Philadelphia, United States, were lit up as part of the movement on the 22nd of November in previous years. In 2021, Toronto joined this international awareness movement. We continue to be a national leader in providing care for families through clinics at the Toronto General Hospital and at SickKids Hospital, and in internationally renowned research into adult outcomes and genetics.

If you wish to photograph or gather to watch the lighting, please note that the Tower will be lit at sunset (about 4:46 PM on Tuesday evening, November 22, 2022). However, the red light will only become visible as the sky darkens, which occurs approximately 30 minutes after sunset, so by about 5:16 PM. In addition, the CN Tower presents a standard light show for 8 minutes at the top of every hour, so, at 5 PM, 6 PM, 7 PM, etc.

If you post your photos on social media, please use the hashtag #Light_the_night_for_22q.

If you would like to request other buildings to be lit up in red on November 22nd, 2022, please see our post for more information.

UHN Health Talk: Sleep and Sleep Disorders

Wednesday, 26th October 2022 1:00 pm

UHN experts and patients will share their expertise and experiences at this virtual event about sleep and sleep disorder.

Topics

  • Connection between sleep and health
  • Common sleep disorders
  • Common practices for diagnosing and treating sleep disorders
  • Barriers to accessing care for diagnosing and treating sleep disorders

Register

Event Livestream

For more information, please view the event flyer.

Raising 22q Awareness through UHN Computer Wallpaper Change

Friday, 14th October 2022 12:29 pm

22q is not a well-known condition, even among medical professionals. In order to raise awareness, we displayed our infographic about 22q on the computers of the University Health Network in 2021, and we will be doing it again from November 19th to 26th, 2022. The healthcare professionals we aim to reach are those who work at the Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, and Toronto Rehab – University Centre.

Please feel free click to download the following infographic in jpg or pdf format. Together, let’s raise awareness for 22q!

22q infographic

22q at the Zoo - Toronto Event

Sunday, 17th July 2022 10:00 am

Zoo day 2022 poster

The International 22q11.2 Foundations’ Annual 22q at the Zoo – Worldwide Awareness Day (22q at the Zoo) is an international initiative to raise awareness about 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.

The Toronto event is co-hosted by the 22q Deletion Syndrome Clinic at SickKids Hospital and the Dalglish Family 22q Clinic. The focus of the day is for individuals with 22q, their families and Clinic staff to socialize, network and raise awareness of 22q in the community. Participants also have the chance to join in fun activities with their friends and families and enjoy a day at the Toronto Zoo.

Toronto’s 2022 event is scheduled to take place on Sunday July 17th, 2022.
Register now for 22q at the Zoo - Toronto.

The most recent in person 22q at the Zoo - Toronto event took place on May 26th, 2019 (Sunday). Please enjoy these photos from the Toronto Zoo.

Zoo Day 2019

Zoo Animals

22q at the Zoom 2021

Sunday, 16th May 2021 11:00 am

The 11th Annual 22q at the Zoo – Worldwide Awareness Day will take place as a virtual event entitled: 22q at the ZooM. Please see below for the agenda (also available as a pdf). For more information, please visit the event website.

22q at the Zoom 2021