Did you know Neurofibromatosis (NF) is considered an autosomal dominant disorder because the gene controlling it is located on one of the 23 chromosome pairs, called autosomes? The gene that causes NF1 is located on chromosome 17 and the gene that causes NF2 is located on chromosome 22.
It’s these special chromosomes that affect our friends, loved ones, and neighbors. They bring us together often times in unexpected ways, and now NF Michigan is asking you to join us in taking the pledge to become a member of the Chromosome Club!
What is the Chromosome Club? It’s designed to unite it’s members to NF Michigan and to folks around the state of Michigan who need your help and support. Monthly recurring club gifts ensure that NF Michigan can continue to enhance the quality of life for those affected by Neurofibromatosis in Michigan, by:
Connecting families at the Justin Nesmith & Karen Warren Memorial Camp each summer.
Walking alongside the NF community in times of need through MiNF Cares with gifts of encouragement and support.
Assisting families with travel expenses when NF specialty care is far from home with our Medical Travel Fund.
Encouraging living with NF in their dreams of furthering their education with the Austin Volkert Memorial Scholarship.
Ready to Join?!
A gift of $22/mo
For a monthly gift of $22 you can be a member of “Club 22,” named after the chromosome that houses the gene that is known to cause NF2.
A gift of $17/mo
For a monthly gift of $17 you can be a member of “Club 17,” named after the chromosome that houses the gene that is known to cause NF1.
A gift of $6/mo
Aren’t ready to join one of the other clubs? For less than the cost of a subscription to Netflix you can join Club 6! While not related to NF, duplications of genetic material in chromosome 6 have been associated with the growth and spread of several types of cancer.