For individuals and families living with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome

LEWISBURG, Pa. – Geisinger’s Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI), in partnership with the International 22q11.2 Foundation, Inc., is participating in a day at Reptiland to raise awareness for 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.

Children and families with the syndrome are invited to meet others at Reptiland on Sunday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It’s a chance to have a fun-filled day at the zoo, socialize with other 22q families, and help raise the public profile of this relatively common condition, which is also sometimes called DiGeorge, or Velo-cardio-facial, syndrome.

Tickets are $5 for age 3 and over. Tickets will be available to purchase at the event. Please bring cash or check (made payable to Reptiland).

ADMI will have free ‘22q at the Zoo’ t-shirts available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more details, phone 570-214-0167 or email epalen@geisinger.edu.

Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland is an AZA-accredited zoo specializing in reptiles and amphibians from around the world. Enjoy modern indoor exhibits of over 40 species year-round. During warmer months, experience life-size animatronic dinosaurs and hundreds of colorful parakeets with exciting seasonal exhibits. Stunning naturalistic habitats, fun interactive exhibits, live shows, and hands-on animal encounters make Reptiland an educational adventure for the whole family.

For more information, visit www.GeisingerADMI.org, or follow the latest ADMI news and more on Twitter (@GeisingerADMI) and Facebook (ADMI on Facebook). Please also visit www.22q.org to learn more about the International 22q11.2 Foundation.

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For media inquiries:

Marisa Burke
Corporate Communications

570-214-7410
maburke1@geisinger.edu