Hello Blogging Friends!!
Welcome to the 3rd Annual "It's A Girl Thing" Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop and Challenge for February 2021!!
This year we are doing things a little differently. We've decided to change the Blog Hop to a Blog Hop and Card Challenge so that more people can participate. The purpose of the Blog Hop and Challenge is to bring Awareness of Turner Syndrome to as many people as possible in hopes of getting the medical field to do MORE research on how Turner Syndrome affects girls and women throughout their lifetimes!
Turner Syndrome was first described in 1938 by Dr. Henry Turner, but chromosomal abnormalities were not discovered until 1960. Dr. Turner was an endocrinologist from Oklahoma City who discovered TS when a group of women he was treating for dwarfism didn't respond to treatments. For comparison, Autism was first described in 1943 and Down Syndrome in 1959. Yet, which of these conditions are household names? Unfortunately, Turner Syndrome is the odd one out in this case. With a prevalence of 1 in 2000, TS may be less common, but it does not mean the individuals who are impacted are any less important.
82 years later and we are still organizing a grassroots effort with a goal to raise awareness! We have a vision for what the future will look like for TS which includes research, comprehensive access to care, and systemic supports.
Turner Syndrome is a genetic disorder where a female is born missing all or part of her second X chromosome leaving her with life-long medical issues and learning disabilities. This condition occurs one in 2,000 female births worldwide, but is more common among pregnancies that do not survive to full term. That is why Turner Syndrome Females are considered MIRACLES!
You can read about our Journey with TS if you click on the tab above that says Lori & Julie's Turner Syndrome Journey
Twenty-two caring Sponsors and Twelve DT Members are offering prizes to commenters and they are helping bring Turner Syndrome Awareness to the Public. For details on how you might win any of these fabulous prizes, please see Lori's TS home page. Thanks for learning About Turner Syndrome.
How to Win Prizes From the Blog Hop and Card Challenge:
BLOG HOP STARTS HERE:
To be eligible to win a prize from one of the Card Designers Blogs you have to leave a comment on each of the Designers Blogs below in the Inlinkz. You could possibly even win at more than one blog so be sure to visit each one.
***If anyone's link is broken, please click their
HOME button and it will take you to their post!!***
CARD CHALLENGE STARTS HERE ... ENTER YOUR CARD AT THE INLINKZ BELOW:
To be eligible to win a prize for the Card Challenge:
Make a card, in your blog post include the details and supplies used to make your card, something you learned about Turner syndrome and link your direct post back to the “It’s A Girl Thing” Turner syndrome Awareness Card Challenge. (Inlinkz below) You can enter up to 3 times!
To Play Along:
You can use any stamps or dies that you want for your card for the Challenge. Jan’s Digi’s has created and is selling the TSF Fairy stamp for $3.00 with all the proceeds being given to the Turner Syndrome Foundation. You can find the stamp set HERE
THANKS Jan for all your support!
Remember, using this set is not a requirement.
Winners will be announced on March 13, 2021.
Thank you for hopping along with us!!