Charles County, Maryland

PHOTO RELEASE: Commissioners Recognize Turner Syndrome Awareness Month

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 12:30pm

PHOTO RELEASE: Commissioners Recognize Turner Syndrome Awareness Month

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, the Charles County Board of Commissioners recognized February as Turner Syndrome Awareness Month. Turner Syndrome is a random chromosomal disorder that affects one in 2,000 female births. Early diagnosis can ensure affected girls receive a complete cardiac screening, as cardiovascular complications are the most common cause of early mortality in Turner Syndrome patients.   The Charles County Commissioners encourages individuals to help raise awareness of this relatively common yet rarely discussed syndrome.   

For more information, visit www.turnersyndrome.org.

Pictured: The Charles County Board of Commissioners with Loretta McKenzie, a diagnosed Turner Syndrome patient. 

Event photo available online at www.flickr.com/photos/charlescountygovernment/sets.


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The mission of Charles County Government is to provide our citizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility. We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace. Charles County is a place where all people thrive and businesses grow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment is paramount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest level of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.
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