PEC Gives SATB2 Gene Foundation

PEC was proud to help sponsor the SATB2 Gene Foundation’s Family and Medical Conference with a matching gift.

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The SATB2 Gene Foundation supports patients and families diagnosed with a rare chromosomal condition called SATB2-AssociatedSyndrome.  

Vice President of Engineering, Matt Kaczenski’s daughter is one of the 650 individuals diagnosed with SATB2-Associated Syndrome (SAS). He is passionate about bettering the lives of individuals with SAS, supporting families, and advancing research for this rare condition.  PEC helped sponsor the event by matching a personal donation from the Kaczenski Family.  

SAS is caused by problems in theSATB2 gene located on chromosome 2q33.1, which is a neurodevelopmental disorder. SAS affects the individuals through global developmental delays and most notably the absence of, or significantly delayed/affected speech.  

The SATB2 Gene Foundation was founded in the Fall of 2017 and mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with SATB2-Associted Syndrome, including those diagnosed with the condition and their families, through support, research, and education.  

The two-day family and medical conference welcomed 45 SAS families totaling 160 attendees, plus an additional 15 experts in person, as well as an expanded virtual audience which represented families from Australia, United Kingdom, Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, and all across the United States.  

Kaczenski shared, “It means so much to meet and spend time with other families who are on the same path as you. We learn so much from each other.  I am proud to be a part of PEC and its commitment to the community and its staff’s passions.  Our combined sponsorship allowed for more families to be able to attend in person and virtually to receive the vital information needed and help enrich our children’s lives.”

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