Mark Your Calendar: Chasing Butterflies Walk in Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — You have a chance later this month to lace up your shoes and raise awareness about Turner Syndrome.

Turner Syndrome is a disorder caused by a partially or completely missing X chromosome. This condition affects only females. It occurs in about one 1 in every 2,000-4,000 live births worldwide and only 1% survive. It can be diagnosed before birth, during infancy or in early childhood.

“Butterflies” is the accepted and universal term for girls and women with Turner Syndrome. The host of this year’s Chasing Butterflies Walk says her daughter was diagnosed in 2017. That’s why she is partnering with Turner Syndrome to host a walk in conjunction with her daughter’s life.

The walk is scheduled for Saturday, May 25 at Railroad Park. Onsite registration starts at 8:30 a.m. There will be a butterfly release at 9 a.m. and the walk begins immediately afterward. You can find more information about the walk on www.bellesandbutterflies.com.

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