Fragile X Syndrome is a serious mental impairment, causing severe cognitive or intellectual disabilities resulting from a single gene mutation. It is the most commonly inherited form of mental impairment, affecting one in every 4,000 men and one in every 6,000 women. Currently, there is no cure.
The goals of Families for Fragile X are to promote public awareness, provide family support for those afflicted by Fragile X, and to help fund scientific research leading to better treatments and finding a cure for Fragile X Syndrome. A portion of the proceeds goes to the University of California/Davis MIND Institute, one of the leading Fragile X clinical and research facilities, and the South Florida Fragile X Clinic, aimed at assisting those affected by this disease.