Mike Connelly wrote -
Rett syndrome is a unique postnatal neurological disorder that is first recognized in infancy and seen almost always in girls, but can be rarely seen in boys. Rett syndrome is caused by mutations on the X chromosome on a gene called MECP2. There are more than 200 dierent mutations found on the MECP2 gene. Most of these mutations are found in eight different “hot spots.” Rett syndrome strikes all racial and ethnic groups, and occurs worldwide in 1 of every 10,000 female births. Rett syndrome can present with a wide range of disability ranging from mild to severe. The course and severity of Rett syndrome is determined by the location, type and severity of her mutation and X-inactivation. Therefore, two girls of the same age with the same mutation can appear quite dierent. Rett syndrome presents many challenges, but with love, therapy and assistance, those with the syndrome can benefit from school and community activities well into middle age and beyond. They experience a full range of emotions and show their engaging personalities as they take part in social, educational, and recreational activities at home and in the community.
On June 27th, your sponsored athlete will compete with a team in five different strength challenges to raise awareness and funds for Rettsyndrome.org. 100% of all funds raised in this event will go to the organization whose mission is to accelerate full spectrum research to cure Rett syndrome and empower families with knowledge and connectivity.
After the event at Rebell Strength and Conditioning, there will be an after party open to all at D'Agostino's Pizza at Addison and Southport. The entrance fee for the after party is $40 and will include an all you can eat buffet and open bar. There will be a raffle with great prizes too!
If you would like to participate in the event or volunteer to help out in any way, please contact Mike Connelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your generosity! It will go a long way to helping put a smile on a young lady's face!