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My girl can... live with Turner Syndrome
My girl can... learn with knowledgeable providers
My girl can... dream for brighter tomorrows
My girl can... hope for a healthy future
My girl matters and you do, too.

Heel to pavement, YOU can make a difference
Lace your shoes and join the movement in a city near you
Run, walk, cheer, or volunteer in support of the Turner Syndrome Foundation.

www.TSFUSA.org   800-594-4585   coach@tsfusa.org


Now is the time to join the effort to raise awareness and support for this important cause that affects thousands of girls and women. Learn more how you can become a part of this important national effort.  Get to know us better, click through the links below:

Who We Are
Team Goals
Team In Action
Getting Started
Athletic Events
Personal Fundraising
Special Events
Success Stories












































Who We Are



Team TSF was formed in 2010 when a mom decided to run the 2010 NJ Half Marathon.  Instead of just running it for fun, she decided to build a team of people affected by Turner syndrome and raise funds for the Turner Syndrome Foundation.  With a few phone calls to the event staff and many hours of organizing and recruiting, Turner Syndrome Foundation became an official charity of the 2010 New Jersey Marathon Festival at the Shore.  In our first year, we had 31 total participants and raised over $13,000 In our second year, we were not only an official charity but were also asked to be a beneficiary of the event and we had 138 participants and raised over $25,000. 

Inspired by the growth in just one year at the NJ event, we decided to pack our walking and running shoes and head to Arizona for the 2012 P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 where Team TSF was accepted as an official charity.  Next, it was the 2012 St. Pete Rock ‘n’ Roll 1/2 in February 2012, then Nashville and Seattle and the team continues to grow and participate in different events all over the country.

Now in 2013, we have friends and families rising up all over the United States looking for ways to plan a Team TSF event in their communities. If you would like to join our growing team, please contact us by calling 1-800-594-4585 or emailing coach@teamtsf.org.

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Team Goals

Join the Turner Syndrome Foundation, Inc. in our mission to raise funds and awareness of Turner syndrome by participating in one of our events or simply by making a donation.


Lead A Team

Team TSF Leaders are responsible for finding volunteers to participate in or lead local or national activities and initiatives. The recruitment leader must provide volunteers in appropriate positions and ensure they are satisfied with their involvement. If you are interested in volunteering, please call us at 1-800-594-4585 or email coach@teamtsf.org


Join A Team

  • REGISTER with an existing Team TSF event. To see the list of existing events click:  Participate In An Event
  • SUGGEST A NEW TEAM EVENT - You can suggest a new event or location. To do so, please contact Team TSF organizer at coach@teamtsf.org.


Share Your Story

MY STORY FOR AWARENESS is another way to raise awareness by sharing your personal story of diagnosis, treatment results, acknowledging your support team (family, doctors, teachers, friends), celebrating a special milestone, and also by paying tribute to a loved one. It is very easy to set up a My Story page on our website. These stories are live on our website and all information is public and will reach many people, especially the ones you share it with. Get started now to Create a Personal My Story Web Page.


Host a Special Event
 
A great way to raise awareness about Turner Syndrome is to introduce information to people who are unfamiliar with the condition. Many civic, social and community based organizations are looking for information and opportunities to share with their people. By hosting a special event, groups can raise awareness and much needed support for Turner Syndrome Foundation.  Here's some information to get you started. 
Host a special event 

SHARE YOUR TALENT AND TIME - Volunteerism with the Turner Syndrome Foundation is both enriching and rewarding. Learn how you can give a little or a lot of your time to help us reach our mission's goals. Complete a Volunteer application.

DONATE - Every dollar goes towards our important mission. Give once, give often, give generously to help us make a difference!

Your SUGGESTIONS matter to us. Send your suggestions to email coach@teamtsf.org
 



So what are you waiting for? Find a way to become a part of Team TSF!

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Team TSF in Action

Fifth Year at the Jersey Shore

Thank you to all of the participants, volunteers and sponsors for making the 2014 New Jersey Marathon a great weekend for Turner Syndrome!

A Remarkable Triumph: A Senior Couple's First Half Marathon
Joan and George DeVito were walking for a cause dear to their hearts this year. They participated in their first half marathon in support of the granddaughter, Ava, who has Turner Syndrome as part of the New Jersey Marathon Festival at the Jersey Shore. read more

Send us your photos from a Team TSF event: coach@teamtsf.org 
 



Team Emma Faye On the Radio

 




You, too, can be a part of Team TSF in action. Join us today!

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Getting Started


If you are interested in being a part of TEAM TSF, you have a few choices. 

Joining an athletic event

Register directly with the Turner Syndrome Foundation - The preferred choice and most popular choice is you commit to fundraising a certain amount and your entry fees and team shirt are covered by TSF.  Fundraising minimums are typically anywhere from $150 - $500 which is much lower than most charity fundraising programs.  To help you with your efforts, you will be able to set up your own personal fundraising page thorugh the event page on www.TSFUSA.org.  This is an excellent fundraising tool and easy to do.

Register directly with an event and represent the Turner Syndrome Foundation - Maybe you are already commited to a race or perhaps you are not comfortable with making a commitment to reach the minimums required in the above option, well then we have another option for you. Register as part of Team TSF with only a $50 registration minimum with Team TSF then you pay your own event entry fees which are usually between $75-$125. 

You don't need a team to be a team. You can start your own Team or go solo!  Family fun run/walks, 5Ks, 10Ks, halfs or full marathons, cycling events… all are great ways to participate as part of our team. So come onboard with Team TSF. Sign up today!

New events are popping up and we want Team TSF and you to be there. email coach@teamtsf.org

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Athletic Events



Elite athletes can run the 26.2 marathons, or 13.1 mile marathons, cycle, row, swim or whatever.
These are our shining stars!

Youth and adult athletic programs are encouraged to register with Team TSF to generate awareness about Turner Syndrome and follow their path towards supporting girls with Turner Syndrome. Be a community leader and suggest this charitable cause to your athletic club.

Casual walking clubs and fitness buffs are encouraged to show their support, too. Many will incorporate walking into their daily routine for health and wellness. Walking for a good cause also makes you feel like you are also helping others who need support.

Team TSF athletic events are great social and community building activities perfect for community participation.

The Team TSF events page will list events as they become available in great states across the country. Check back often to see the calendar of events, and consider leading or sponsoring an event in your area.
Team TSF event list

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Personal Fundraising



If you've been meaning to get involved, but aren't quite sure where to begin or perhaps you are not sure if you have enough time to make a longterm commitment, you can start with a letter writing campaign to raise awareness and ask for sponsorship.  Whether you are asking for sponsorship for an athletic event or not, you can be a part of the awareness campaign simply by amending this templated letter and forwarding it to your personal and professional contacts. 

We appreciate your effort to raise awareness of Turner Syndrome and to ask for support. The letter writing campaign will direct all funds payable to the Turner Syndrome Foundation, Inc., and funds are to be mailed to P. O. Box 726, Holmdel, NJ 07733.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us.

Below you will find a templates letter to help you get started.
Download the Sponsor Me letter


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Special Events

Anything you can imagine can be a special event.  It can be educational or simply a fun-filled event with a focus to benefit the mission of the Turner Syndrome Foundation by raising funds and awareness.

 
Download the application and agreement

Here are some great ideas for a special event to help you get thinking of ways you can help!
Special event ideas sheet

If you would like help planning your next special event, we are here to help you in your efforts to make a difference. Planning a special event should be fun, not stressful. We can help.

Contact us!

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Team TSF Success Stories

Lace up your running shoes, grab your friends and family, and finalize your travel arrangement with LP Travel.  The P. F. Chang’s Arizona Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & ½ Marathon is less than two weeks away! 

As an official charity, Turner Syndrome Foundation, Inc. has 12 participants (Team TSF) for the event in Phoenix, AZ; but more are welcome.

“ [We have] participants from PA, AZ, WA, and NC,” said Team TSF leader and Turner Syndrome mom, Donna Villavicencio.

Not a runner or walker?  You can volunteer to help out at the event, donate to support a runner, or come and cheer on the participants and learn more about Turner Syndrome, a little known chromosomal condition affecting 1 in every 2000 girls. 

Because it is a completely random condition, many TS patients do not get diagnosed until they are teens, keeping them from important medical treatments.  It is the goal of Turner Syndrome Foundation, Inc. and Team TSF to raise awareness about Turner Syndrome and get the diagnosing age for TS patients lower and lower. To help reach this goal, volunteers are sought to help this ever-expanding foundation bring important programs to a city near you. 

“TSF is a great organization and needs the support of others to help raise awareness and funds.  Our fundraising goal [for the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon] is $15,000,” said Villavicencio. 

But, beyond supporting a great cause, the event serves as a day to meet great new friends and enjoy a fun day in the Arizona sun in the dead of winter. 

“This is a fun event and a nice flat course with musicians playing every mile.  The residents [of Arizona] are awesome as well and will be out there cheering,” said Villavicencio.   “7 of the 12 [participants] are my friends and include 1 TS dad; 2 TS moms; 1 TS Grandma,” added Villavicencio, who is a former Arizona resident.

What advice does Villavicencio give to those who have never participated in a marathon before?

“Have fun!  It's not every day you get to do a half or full marathon and you should enjoy the ride,” said Villavicencio who has participated in a ½ marathon and full marathon in Arizona before. 


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We are always here to help you in your efforts as part of Team TSF. If you have any questions or comments, let us know.
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