Raise Funds

The International Rett Syndrome Foundation supports the most promising research leading to treatments and finding a cure for Rett syndrome. The Foundation is only able to do so because of your financial support. Many times, the focus is on direct donations from families and friends to IRSF. These are important and you can learn more about these opportunities in Ways to Give. Of equal importance are the fundraising efforts you make, engaging your personal network and community to bring these crucial dollars to IRSF. As you raise these funds, you are also educating your community about Rett syndrome and giving them a real person with whom to identify.

There is no limit to the opportunities to fundraise.

You may choose to fundraise as part of IRSF’s Signature fundraising event, the Strollathon. With more than 25 locations and dates confirmed this year, you are likely to find one close by. Even if you have a date conflict or are unable to travel the distance, you can participate virtually. For more information about virtual participation or to bring a Strollathon to your area, contact IRSF at (800) 818-7388 or events@rettsyndrome.org.

If you are a distance or endurance athlete, or want to train to achieve a distance race goal, the Rett Racers program gives you an opportunity to fundraise while you train. Find a virtual training or fundraising buddy, or connect with other racers signed up for your event. Once you have signed up for your race, register as a Rett Racer and access the IRSF resources and support available to help you meet your fundraising goal.

Would you prefer to take the lead in designing a fundraising event or do you have an interest that would be a natural fit for a fundraising tie-in? Visit Plan an Event to learn more about choosing the right event and available resources to help you find success.

Lives get busy and sometimes you want to let someone else do the planning. You can still support IRSF by attending an event in your area, bidding on auction items and purchasing raffle tickets. View upcoming events by date or by name.

Event-related fundraising may not be your thing. Maybe you would like raise funds in honor or in memory of a loved one with Rett syndrome year round and have a place to share updates, stories and photos with visitors to the site. The Care & Cure Café Honor Page will guide you through the page set up, the online resources, and linking to social media. The offline version of the Care & Cure Café is the Phantom Tea. Materials can be ordered by submitting the Order Form, while supplies last.