The VCFS and 22q11 Foundation supports families and persons affected by VCFS or Deletion 22q11.

THe VCFS 22q11 Foundation

Velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS) is a genetic syndrome. It is the result of a submicroscopic deletion on the long arm of Chromosome 22 in the “q11” region- deletion 22q11. VCFS affects approx. 1 in 2000 - 3000 persons making it the second most prevalent genetic syndrome after Down syndrome VCFS is the most common genetic syndrome associated with cleft palates VCFS is the second most common genetic syndrome associated with congenital heart defects 99% of the VCFS population will have a learning difficulty or disability 30% of the VCFS population will develop a mental illness VCFS has more than 180 annomolies associated with it The name velo cardio facial syndrome comes from the Latin words "velum" meaning palate, "cardio" meaning heart and "facies" having to do with the face.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

22q at the Zoo

E  News from the President

VCFS 22q11 Foundation

International 22q at the Zoo day is now in more than 43 countries. Come along for a day of fun whilst raising awareness of VCFS/22q11.2 deletion Syndrome.

International 22q at the zoo 

VCFS 22q at the Zoo

Featherdale Wildlife Park

Time: 10.00

Date: 22/5/2011


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