START the weekend off with a bang at a groovy 1970s and 1980s disco organised by the North Cork support group of 22q11 Ireland in conjunction with the Munster and all Ireland support groups at a fundraising event in the Wallis Arms Hotel this Friday night.
The hosting will raise funds for the staging and organising of a once-off, VCFS International Conference which will be proudly hosted by the 22q11 Ireland Support Group. This is the 20th International Conference to be held but the first in Ireland.
This has taken a massive effort from the national support group to get to stage it in Ireland and will require a huge financial input, all of which will have to be raised from voluntary contributions with no public funding input.
The main reason for the conference is to combine research and personal experiences/stories from all over the world about VCFS/22Q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. Getting the best medical advice from the team of medical experts dealing specifically with the syndrome.
To give children, teens and young adults the rare opportunity to meet with each other and participate in workshops, also affording Irish parents the chance to connect, learn and share will make the attendance of this event a life-changing difference in coping and caring for their child/children with 22q Deletion Syndrome.
A non-profit event, tickets, with numerous prizes on offer, are on sale prior to Friday and also at the door on the night. Patrons unable to attend the disco on the night will have their namesl go into the box for the draw of those valuable prizes and a full list of winners and sponsors will appear on The Corkman after the event.
Further information required contact any of Trisha Drake and Jim McPartlan on (029) 58962 or (086) 6077372.