Taj Mahal Tower, Mumbai and Taj City Centre Gurugram illuminated in green
The initiative was undertaken by the hotels to raise awareness about the Fragile X Syndrome.
The month of July marks as the World Fragile X Awareness Month. In an endeavour to partake in the awareness drive of Fragile X, Taj Mahal Tower, Mumbai and Taj City Centre Gurugram illuminated the hotel façade in teal green. The associates at Taj City Centre Gurugram wore teal green lapel ribbons and the culinary team sported green arm bands to amplify the message and stand for the cause.
The Connaught, New Delhi - IHCL SeleQtions, Devi Ratn, Jaipur – IHCL SeleQtions and Blue Diamond, Pune – IHCL SeleQtions also participated in this awareness drive.
The awareness levels with respect to Fragile X, a rare genetic condition is considerably low. These meaningful initiatives were undertaken with an aim to support the Fragile X Society in order to raise consciousness about the Fragile X Syndrome.
As the most common inherited single gene cause of autism, Fragile X is the best key we have to solving autism. Treatments for Fragile X are also likely to help people who have Alzheimer’s or other brain disorders. Since it causes intellectual disability and passes down silently through generations it is imperative to create awareness about it.
As per worldwide statistics, 1 in 5,000 children are affected with Fragile X Syndrome and that makes it close to 4,00,000 individuals in India alone. This is a crucial number and needs attention. Fragile X Society-India has been a support system for families impacted with the condition and also strives to create awareness around it.
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