The FXRFC is dedicated to raising awareness of and funding research for Fragile X Syndrome — the most common form of intellectual impairment in the world and the leading known genetic cause of Autism. We're a 100% volunteer organization run by parents and professionals who have a family member with Fragile X Syndrome. We actively fund research and clinical trials within Canada. Almost every dollar raised goes directly to research that is screened by our medical advisory board and the CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research).
So much has been learned about Fragile X Syndrome over the last ten years and we're very excited about the potential for a future cure or treatment. We need your help to fund upcoming clinical trials and further research. Past successes in the Scotiabank Vancouver 5km & Half Marathon have inspired us to form a Fragile X Team in Toronto for the first time. Join us on October 18, 2015 as we run & walk for the Fragile X Research Foundation of Canada!