We want to thank EVERYONE who played a part in making our 6th Annual 5K for Fragile X a tremendous success! This money will go towards our mission of promoting public awareness, providing education seminars, family fun days and resources to our local families affected by Fragile X! – Jen Newsome, FRAXSOCAL President TOP TEAMS Team Audric $2,165.00 Team Joaquin Read MoreRead more
Summer Fun – Kids’ Gym. Two Locations, One Family – FraxSoCal Northridge location on August 18, 2018 12 noon-3 pm REGISTER @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fraxsocals-summer-family-fun-day-northridge-2of2-tickets-48884904064 Long Beach location on August 25, 2018 10 am-1 pm REGISTER @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fraxsocals-summer-family-fun-day-lb-tickets-47837433050 This is a FREE PRIVATE event for our families affected by FXS – all ages welcome to play. Equipment is built for all sizes Read MoreRead more
You’re Invited to FraxSoCal’s 2018 Educational Conference. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Featuring Fragile X Superstars DR. ELIZABETH BERRYKRAVIS & CINDI ROGERS. Please join us at the Hyatt Centric, Long Beach. Registration 10:30 a.m. Conference at 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Lunch Buffet included. Tickets $30.Read more
Join us for a FRAXSOCAL Drum Circle Family Fun Day! Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PST) Join FRAXSOCAL for Drum Circle and Art Family Fun Day! After drumming you can make your own musical rainstick to take home! When: Sunday, February 18, 2017 from 2-4pm Where: Long Beach Parks and Recreation Senior Center Building Details: Free Read MoreRead more
6th Annual 5K for Fragile X San Dimas, CA April 21, 2018 – Saturday 9:00 AM San Dimas, CA Frank G. Bonelli Park Register: http://www.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=7022 Sponsors: Click here to download Sponsorship Packet 8:00 am Event Check-in 8:30 am Group Picture 9:00 am 5K Race Start Time 10:30 am Awards Join us at Bonelli Park in San Dimas for a second Read MoreRead more
What is Fragile X?
Fragile X occurs when there is a change, called a mutation, in a single gene called the FMR1 gene. Every human being has this gene. Some people have only a small change in this gene (referred to as a premutation) and may not show any symptoms associated with Fragile X. Persons with the premutation are called carriers and are at risk to develop other related conditions (see FXTAS and FXPOI below). Other people may have bigger changes in the gene (called a full mutation), which can cause the symptoms of Fragile X Syndrome.
Fragile X is inherited, which means it is passed down from parent to child. The changes in the gene can become greater when passed from mother to child, so a woman who has no symptoms related to Fragile X can have a child affected with Fragile X Syndrome. A male carrier can only pass the premutation, and will pass it to all of his daughters, but none of his sons. Fragile X affects people of all ethnicities, races, and socio-economic backgrounds. Fragile X is named because of the appearance of the X chromosome where the gene mutation occurs, not because individuals with the FMR1 mutation are in any way “fragile”. Read MoreRead more
The Fragile X Association of Southern California was formed in 1996 to promote public awareness of Fragile X Syndrome with special emphasis on educators and health professionals; provide a forum for families of children with Fragile X to meet and share their ideas, concerns, and problems; and support scientific research on Fragile X Syndrome. We are run entirely by Read MoreRead more
FRAGILE X ASSOCIATION of SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (FRAXSOCAL) Our non-profit organization was formed to promote public awareness of Fragile X Syndrome with special emphasis on educators and health professionals; provide a forum for families and children with Fragile X to meet and share their ideas, concerns and problems; and support scientific research on Fragile X Syndrome. The Fragile X Association of Read MoreRead more