October 8, 2014

Treatment of Rett Syndrome With Recombinant Human IGF-1 (Mecasermin [rDNA]Injection)

INCRELEX® (mecasermin [rDNA origin] injection) is indicated for the treatment of growth failure in children with severe primary IGF-1 deficiency, or with growth hormone (GH) gene deletion who have developed neutralizing antibodies to GH. Use of Increlex within this population has been studied extensively; while there are side-effects to Increlex treatment, it was found to be safe in this pediatric population.

September 29, 2014

Building programs to maximize our girls’ abilities (Neuro-Habilitation)

We’ve just announced some of the exciting studies in a brand new research area here at, and we wanted to take a moment to discuss what the program is and what aims to achieve.

September 19, 2014 Invests 1.5M

The Board of Directors has awarded $1.5M to support 10 new grants to further translational research, launch the neuro-habilitation therapeutic program, and fund clinical research.


Upcoming events

SoCal Strollathon (CA)
Sat, 25 Oct 2014
All Day Event

Hannah's Hope for a Cure 5K (TX)
Sat, 25 Oct 2014
All Day Event

Grapevine Strollathon (TX)
Sun, 26 Oct 2014
All Day Event

Charlotte Strollathon (NC)
Sun, 26 Oct 2014
All Day Event

The Woodlands Strollathon (TX)
Sat, 01 Nov 2014
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Coconut Creek Strollathon (FL)
Sat, 01 Nov 2014
All Day Event

You may have seen my story...

But even if not, I think it will sound familiar.

I'm Norah, I am five years old and I have Rett syndrome. My body and hands don’t listen to me and I cannot talk. But I am smart and understand you.

My friends are raising funds to help develop a miracle drug for those like me living with Rett syndrome.

Video created by parents, Megan and Josh Lowe.

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Rett Syndrome Handbook

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Family Conference

Find valuable resources from our "Opening Doors to Discoveries" Family Conference. Check back for speaker handouts and recordings.

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Get 1:1 Support

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Signature fundraisers and events


Strollathons are's signature fundraising events.


Rett Racers

Rett Racers is one of's signature fundraising programs.


Lemonade Stand for Rett

The Lemonade STAND for Rett fundraiser is perfect for anyone new to fundraising.

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Featured events

Rett Angels Golf Tournament

Join us on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 for our annual tournament in honor of those with Rett syndrome.

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October Awareness Month

October is our time to make a difference! As the leading cause of severe impairment in girls, it occurs worldwide in 1 out of every 10,000 female births, yet many still have never heard of it; Help us change this.

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Hannah's Hope for a Cure 5k

Join us October 25, 2014 for a 5k walk/run to help raise money to find a cure for Rett syndrome. Sponsor or register for the Kids Race or the 5K Walk/Run at Fort Mason Park - 1015 San Antonio Street, Mason, TX.

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