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Jim Uzel's Fundraiser:

Team Rett Boston Marathon 2013

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April 12, 2013

All packed and ready to go to Boston tomorrow morning. Thanks to all who contributed to my fund raising effort for Team Rett.  See more
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THE STORY:

RETT SYNDROME ASSN OF MASSACHUSETTS wrote -

 

Team Rett FundRacers will be raising money for research in hopes that Rett syndrome can be reversed!

Seen almost exclusively in girls, Rett syndrome is a unique developmental disorder caused by mutations on the X chromosome on a gene called MECP2. A rare disease, the incidence of Rett syndrome is about 1 in 10,000 females. The course of Rett syndrome, including the age of onset and severity varies from child to child. As the syndrome progresses, most children lose purposeful use of their hands and the ability to speak. Other symptoms may include loss of motor skills, breathing and cardiac irregularities, seizures, digestive problems, scoliosis, and tremors.

Although Rett syndrome leaves all girls and women dependent on others for all of their basic needs, tremendous advances in research have been made since the MECP2 mutation was discovered in 1999.

Team Rett 2013 will be raising funds for Dr.Yun Li's research project at The Whitehead Institute, MIT called Modeling Rett syndrome using TALEN technology in human pluripotent stem cells.

Dr. Li will establish new models of Rett syndrome using genetically engineered human pluripotent stem cells. These cells will serve as an unlimited source of disease-specific human materials. These cells will be used to study the molecular, cellular, biochemical and electrophysiological aspects of Rett cells and how they react to existing drugs at a very fast pace. Rather than using mouse models which is an arduous process, hundreds of drugs can be tested with these stem cells to see which ones have positive effects. As a result, therapeutic strategies to prevent, delay and reverse Rett progression may be developed much more quickly, giving parents tremendous hope for a better future for their daughters.

Please support Team Rett in its efforts to fund research that may lead to a cure for Rett syndrome!

$650

MONEY RAISED
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  • Allen Dance

    $25

  • Towne Dentistry - Todd Allen

    $100

  • Jane & Neil Dever

    $25

  • Joe & Terrie Uzel

    $50

  • Virginia Tops INC.

    $250

  • Larry & Jan Haviland

    $25

  • Jeannine Uzel

    $100

  • Dorothy and Richard Smith

    $50

  • Lynn & Irv Wilson

    $25

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65% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Boston Marathon News on Twitter John Hancock on Facebook Go to the 2013 Boston Marathon Event Page

The Team: $128,619 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jenn Seney

Amount Raised

$11,607

 

46% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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Erica Robertson

Amount Raised

$11,148

 

223% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Maren & Ryan Layton

Amount Raised

$10,986

 

110% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Daniel Warner

Amount Raised

$9,931

Fundraiser Title

Geoff Gillard

Amount Raised

$9,785

 

196% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Zenaida Jimenez

Amount Raised

$9,570

Fundraiser Title

KAREN OBRIEN

Amount Raised

$8,476

 

170% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lee Ann Coburn

Amount Raised

$7,731

 

155% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Lynn & Irv Wilson

Lynn & Irv Wilson

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Dorothy and Richard Smith

Dorothy and Richard Smith

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Jeannine Uzel

Jeannine Uzel

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Virginia Tops INC.

Virginia Tops INC.

DONATION: $250

5 years ago

Larry & Jan Haviland

Larry & Jan Haviland

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Jane & Neil Dever

Jane & Neil Dever

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Joe & Terrie Uzel

Joe & Terrie Uzel

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Towne Dentistry - Todd Allen

Towne Dentistry - Todd Allen

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Allen Dance

Allen Dance

DONATION: $25

Good luck Jim. It's a fantastic cause. As you head-up Heartbreak, on your way to a sub-3, just think about those hills on Riverside Drive we used to run! 5 years ago