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PHOTOS: Annual Picnic Held For Kids With Genetic Condition

Children affected by Williams Syndrome played hot potato, got a visit from a Nick Jr. character and the Lanoka Harbor Fire Company

On Saturday, May 26, 2012, families and friends of children affected by the genetic condition known as Williams Syndrome gathered at Hebrew Park in Lanoka Harbor for their annual picnic.

The Williams Syndrom Association (WSA) picnic featured games like Hot Potato. The kids went on an egg hunt and even got a visit from Diego from the Nick Jr. show "Go, Diego, Go!" The Lanoka Harbor Fire Company also came by with a fire truck. The children were happy to be cooled off with the fire hose.

Williams Syndrome is a rare genetic condition that occurs in one in 8,000 births. The syndrome is the result of missing genes that can cause the narrowing of blood vessels and could also lead to developmental delay, cardiovascular problems and other symptoms. 

For more information on Williams Syndrome, please visit: www.williams-syndrome.org

Michael Glenn May 29, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Many thanks to Jenifer Avana and Denise Ropp for their work in planning the picnic. A special thanks to the Lanoka Harbor Fire Company for putting smiles on many faces. Lots of wonderful memories were made.

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