Fragile X syndrome is a genetic premutation and the leading cause of autism. The National Fragile X Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to unite the Fragile X community — amounting to more than 1.5 million Americans — and to provide educational and emotional support, promote public and professional awareness, and advance research in the pursuit of improving treatments and finding a cure for Fragile X.
Emily and the entire Chicago Workers’ Compensation team explicitly prioritize civic engagement. Several team members have seen board appointments throughout the last year to organizations such as the Albany Park Community Center, the Special Olympics Young Professionals, and the Ronald McDonald House Red Shoe Society, and regularly volunteer together as a team, with their most recent initiative including a night preparing a “Meal from the Heart” at the Ronald McDonald House.
The Fragile X Foundation’s Board comprises national leaders in their respective professions, including corporate leaders, scientists, and specialists in the medical community. Emily’s commitment to community service and proven leadership skills position her as unique asset in promoting this cause.