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South Florida Jewish Genetic Diseases Educational Fair

Free carrier screening will be available to the first 100 participants.  The test is a $2,000 value . Pre-registration is required for the limited spaces. 

Is there more than just Tay-Sachs?

Yes. In the Ashkenazi Jewish population (those of Eastern European descent), one in five individuals has been found to be a carrier of one of the several genetic conditions including Tay-Sachs, Bloom Syndrome, Canavan, Cystic Fibrosis, Familial Dysautonomia, Fanconi Anemia, Gaucher, Mucolipidosis IV and Neimann-Pick.

Carriers are healthy individuals but are at risk of having children with these diseases and passing the risk on to future generations.

Students, engaged couples, and newlyweds of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry between the ages of 18 and 44 are invited for an educational & testing program on the family of genetic diseases.

South Florida Jewish Genetic Diseases Educational Fair
Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 10am to 2pm
Temple Beth El of Boca Raton
333 S.W. 4th Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33432


Free carrier screening, which requires a simple blood test administered by West Boca Medical Center’s professional staff, will be available to the first 100 participants.  The test is a $2,000 value . Pre-registration is required for the limited spaces. 

No cancellations within 48 hours or a $50 fee will be charged. For test questions, call Debbie Wasserman at (786) 897-9587.

Sponsored by the Mathew Forbes Romer Foundation and the Victor Center for Jewish Genetic Diseases at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Additional sponsors include  Judy Levis Markhoff, Adolph & Rose Levis Foundation, West Boca Medical Center, Palm Beach Board of Rabbis, and Temple Beth El of Boca Raton.


 


The Mathew Forbes Romer Foundation's mission is to promote and lead critical awareness, testing, counseling, and research initiatives that hold promise for the prevention and eventual cure of fatal children's genetic diseases of the brain




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