One of the ways Dup15q Alliance meets its mission of providing support to families is by promoting regional gatherings. These get-togethers offer families the opportunity to make new friends, renew old ties, and spend some relaxed time together with other families. It is a unique opportunity to spend time with families who completely understand the challenges and joys of raising a child with a chromosome 15q duplication.
Regional gatherings can take many different forms.
The format of the gathering is determined by the regional gathering coordinator and the families who want to attend. Anyone can be a regional gathering coordinator. All it takes is a desire to get people together and a little bit of planning!
If a Dup15q Alliance family would like to organize a regional gathering in your area, please contact your Regional Representative to help you get started! To see a current list of gatherings, visit our calendar.