International Fragile X Awareness Day, X.X.2014, Lausanne, Switzerland. Credit: Mr Claude Wagner

The European Fragile X Network countries came together in 2011 to agree a common Fragile X Awareness Day: X.X. (October 10th). Getting all of the countries to agree October 10th wasn't easy, but compromise was found! A significant date referencing the X chromosome was chosen: X.X. Previous to that everyone had their own national awareness days, some dating back to the formation of their associations in 1990.

X.X. has been celebrated internationally, across 16 countries, ever since. We welcome everyone joining in to celebrate all things Fragile X on October 10th - as we work together to build an inclusive and caring society which values and affirms each of our family members.