The Upper Midwest VCFS/DGS Community is a collaborative effort of families and professionals involved in the care of children, adolescents, and adults with Velocardiofacial (VCFS), DiGeorge (DGS), and 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.
This community has been formed to promote and provide:
- Increased awareness and education about VCFS/DGS and the 22q11.2 deletion,
- High standards of patient care,
- Family support group activities, and
- Research initiatives for children, adolescents, and adults with VCFS, DGS, and 22q11.2 chromosomal disorders.
Register to become a member of the Upper Midwest VCFS/DGS community!
Through email announcements and mailings, we'll keep you informed about conferences, support group meetings, research opportunities, and other events. All individuals, families, and professionals involved in the care of persons with 22q11.2 deletion, Velocardiofacial and DiGeorge syndrome are invited to become part of our community.
Additional links found on the left side of this webpage are available for more information, resources, and events for families and professionals.
This website was created through a generous gift from the John Thomas Bennett Velocardiofacial Fund through the University of Minnesota Foundation.
Appreciative of the treatment received by their grandson in the University of Minnesota interdisciplinary Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic, John and Lois Welshons established the John Thomas Bennett Velocardiofacial (VCFS) Fund in 2005. This fund supports clinical services, education, and research for VCFS patients and their families. The Welshons hope that their giving will encourage others to support the fund. If you are interested in donating to the fund and supporting other initiatives of the Upper Midwest VCFS/DGS Community, please call 612-625-5945.