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DDX3X Rare Disease Day Benefit
February 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In recognition of Rare Disease Day 2018, Jerry’s Middle Finger and the Shakedown String Band will perform at the 3rd Annual DDX3X Foundation benefit party at The Loma Club!
DDX3X is a rare, genetic mutation that impacts development from conception onward primarily in females. Girls with this mutation have intellectual disabilities of ranging severity, mobility challenges, communication limitations, sensory dis-regulation, and various medical complications such as vision and hearing problems and seizures. The DDX3X mutation is a newly discovered, rare disorder that currently impacts around 150 people worldwide. We are raising funds for the DDX3X Foundation whose mission is to drive research to improve treatment options for affected girls and their families. The DDX3X Foundation is currently working to fund Dr. Elliott Sherr’s study to understand this disease and to develop therapies to improve the lives of those affected. Dr. Sherr is an accomplished neurologist, professor and researcher at University of California San Francisco and he is leading the way in research on the DDX3X mutation.
For more information or to donate, please visit www.DDX3X.org