Gamers for Cures is a charity created about nine years ago by Dan Patriss to raise money for Turner Syndrome. That day, the event raised more than $16,000.
Patriss' daughter was diagnosed with Turner Syndrome about 14 years ago and ever since has made it his goal to find a cure.
Turner Syndrome affects only females, causing women to have developmental issues, including short height, possible failure of ovaries and heart defects, according to the MayoClinic.
"Since health care professionals have a hard time diagnosing Turner Syndrome, the more we could raise education," Patriss said.
Over the past five years, the event raised more than $130,000. This year, the event plans to raise more than $20,000
"Early detection is key," said Patriss. "We wanted to raise some money to have education for healthcare professionals and for the community."
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