KS&A is pleased to announce that May is
National X & Y Chromosome Variation Awareness Month!
Please join us as we recognize
National X & Y Chromosome Variation Awareness Month.
In 2013, New Hampshire Governor, Margaret Wood Hassan, proclaimed May as "X & Y Chromosomal Variation Awareness Month."
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Click here to view thank you letter to Gov. Hassan.
HELP US CELEBRATE:
- Ask your governor to issue a proclamation...use these sample materials:
- Download and print our brochures and bring them to your medical professionals to educate them and to share with patients.
- Download and print our answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) for each condition and bring them to your medical professionals to educate them or share with patients.
~ XXY: http://bit.ly/QZAQA1
~ Trisomy X: http://bit.ly/SOeZJ8
~ XYY: http://bit.ly/11WKDZi
- Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/10rb1H1
NEW: Send this letter and press release to your local media.
You can help raise awareness about X and Y chromosome variations. This is a vital task. One of the most effective tools for raising awareness is a grassroots media effort. Locally generated newspaper articles are an easy way to gain the attention we need.
Ginnie Cover, author of the guidebook, “Living with Klinefelter Syndrome (47,XXY) Trisomy X (47,XXX) and 47,XYY: A Guide for Families and Individuals Affected by Extra X and Y Chromosomes” has written a sample article that will be published in the New York City area. Click "Letter" below to see Ginnie's published article. Ginnie’s article can be easily adapted for publication in media in your area. The areas highlighted in yellow can be adapted with your story, and the rest is ready for publication.
Many small, local, weekly community papers crave these kinds of articles and are eager to publish anything their readers submit. And larger papers are equally interested in reader submissions on major subjects such as this one.