About 5P- Syndrome
"Each year in the United States, approximately one in 50,000 newborns is diagnosed with 5p– Syndrome. This means that approximately 70 children are born with this rare genetic syndrome every year. 5p– Syndrome is also known as Cri du Chat Syndrome (CdCS), Cat Cry Syndrome, or Cry of the Cat. 5p– Syndrome is characterized at birth by a high pitched cry, low birth weight, poor muscle tone, microcephaly, and potential medical complications. “5p-” is a term used by geneticists to describe a portion of the short arm of chromosome number five (5) that is missing in these individuals." (Five P Minus Society)
The 5p- Society is the parent support group for families having an individual with 5p- Syndrome. Five P Minus Society's mission statement is "To encourage and facilitate communication among families having a child with 5p- Syndrome and to spread awareness and education of the syndrome to these families and their service providers."
A portion of the proceeds from this fundraising event will go directly to the 5p- Society.
To help you learn a little more about 5P- Syndrome we have provided you with multiple links from reputable sources. Please take a few minutes to learn what 5P- Syndrome is and then do your part to educate others on this rare syndrome.
Five P Minus Society
PO Box 268
Lakewood, CA 90714-0268
Phone: (562) 804-4506
Toll Free: (888) 970-0777
Fax: (562) 920-5240