Kickin’ It For Kabuki
3v3 Soccer Tournament for Charity
Kickin’ It For Kabuki is a charity 3v3 Soccer Tournament that will be held on Columbus Day: Monday, October 8. This event will feature 3v3 games along with a silent raffle/auction. Proceeds of this tournament will benefit All Things Kabuki.
October 8, 2018, $15 per player
Click each division to register for the tournament
For registration questions, please contact Michael Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org
For sponsorship/donation questions, please contact Yvette Yates at email@example.com
Kabuki syndrome, first described in 1967, became a formal diagnosis in 1981. Kabuki syndrome was originally referred to as Niikawa-Kuroki syndrome. It would later be referred to as Kabuki Make-Up syndrome (KMS), and then shortened to Kabuki syndrome.
Kabuki syndrome is a rare genetic disorder originally believed to affect approximately 1 in 32,000 births worldwide. Some geneticists believe the occurrence rate may be as high as 1 in 15,000 births, however this data is unconfirmed. The term genetic means an individual is born with a condition and the cause of that condition resides in his or her genetic makeup. Genetic disorders can be passed down (inherited) or spontaneous (de novo).
The first gene recognized to be responsible for Kabuki was discovered in 2010 at the University of Washington. There are currently two genes identified as the cause for Kabuki syndrome. Mutations on KMT2D, formerly known as MLL2, are believed to affect as many as 75% of those diagnosed. Mutations on KDM6A are less common and present in approximately 5% of cases. Studies have shown there are likely additional genes yet to be identified. Kabuki syndrome can be clinically or genetically diagnosed by a Geneticist.
Children and adults affected by Kabuki experience a variety of symptoms, some of which may include: mild to moderate intellectual impairment, growth delays, low muscle tone, feeding difficulties, heart defects, cleft palate, skeletal abnormalities, visual and/or hearing impairments, communication delays, and autistic-like behaviors. Kabuki syndrome affects each individual differently.
Kabuki syndrome does not shorten ones life span, however underlying conditions may.
All Things Kabuki:
All Things Kabuki is the only U.S. non-profit organization advocating and offering support for Kabuki Syndrome. Originally founded in October 2013, ATK is a volunteer run organization based out of Wasilla, Alaska. ATK’s volunteers are dedicated to raising awareness and offering support to families raising children and adults with Kabuki Syndrome. For more information, please visit www.allthingskabuki.org.