No Ordinary Hockey Game!
HOLMDEL, NJ - Championing a cause with two powerhouse NHL teams. A game you won’t want to miss! Join the Turner Syndrome Foundation at the NJ Devils vs. NY Islanders hockey game. Event tickets include a free poster, VIP group seating, and a chance to be on the jumbotron during the game! This game is extraordinary because proceeds from ticket sales will directly benefit Turner Syndrome Foundation! TSF is a nonprofit organization based in Hazlet, NJ. Turner Syndrome is a random genetic disorder that affects only females and requires a lifetime of specialized care, though diagnoses are often delayed. The goal of TSF is to reduce diagnosis age and improve awareness of Turner Syndrome, through advocacy, education and research. So join us at the NJ Devils game and enjoy an action packed night of hockey while you make a difference! To order your tickets, visit the Turner Syndrome Foundation website at www.TSFUSA.org.
• EVENT INFORMATION
“Night with the NJ Devils”
February 18, 2017 @ 7 PM
Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
Order tickets online at www.TSFUSA.org or by calling (800) 594-4585.
• ABOUT TURNER SYNDROME FOUNDATION, INC.
Turner Syndrome affects 1 in 2000 females. We can help.
TSF mission statement:
The goal of the Turner Syndrome Foundation (TSF) is to support research and develop programs, which will increase professional awareness and enhance medical care of those affected by Turner Syndrome. Early diagnosis and comprehensive treatments over the lifespan may lead to a brighter and healthier future for all young girls and women with Turner Syndrome.
TSF is a registered 501 (c) 3 organization incorporated in New Jersey.
First a baby, soon a growing child, and finally a woman, our efforts must transcend the Turner syndrome life span.
Understanding Turner Syndrome:
Turner syndrome occurs when one of the two X chromosomes normally found in females is missing or incomplete. Although the exact cause of Turner Syndrome is unknown, it appears to occur as a result of a random error during the division of sex cells. This chromosomal disorder occurs in 1 out of 2000 live female births. Babies born with Turner Syndrome are considered miracles, because typically, their life ends in spontaneous abortion. There are a host of possible physical and medical characteristics; short stature, lack of secondary sexual development at puberty, infertility, a short webbed neck, heart defects, kidney abnormalities, and other possible malformations. There is also a heightened incidence of osteoporosis, type II diabetes, hypothyroidism, learning strengths and weaknesses, and social challenges. With Turner Syndrome, there appears to be a great variability in the degree to which each person is affected by any or all of these manifestations.
In August 2008, the Turner Syndrome NJ Chapter was formed to create community, education, awareness and advocacy. In December 2009, the chapter was reorganized as an independent 501(c)(3) organization with a national focus on advocacy. An Executive Board of Trustees, Committees, and a prestigious Medical Advisory Board have been assembled to fulfill the mission statement.