OKC River Run
The goal of the OKC River Run is to raise support and awareness for Rett Syndrome, which is a genetic disorder that affects mainly girls and severely impairs “nearly every aspect of the child’s life: their ability to speak, walk, eat, and even breathe easily.” The need for research is critical.
The OKC River Run is a USATF sanctioned and certified course along the picturesque Oklahoma River that provides a smooth, level, paved trail through downtown Oklahoma City free of vehicle traffic.
- 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. – Packet Pick Up and onsite Registration.
- 8:00 am. – Half Marathon* Start
- 8:50 a.m. – 5K Start
- 9:00 a.m. – 10K Start
- 9:00 -11:00 a.m. – Awards Ceremony *See Details
Join us for the 3rd Annual Purple Pumpkin Party!
The Purple Pumpkin Party to benefit the Scarlett Parks Foundation. This signifies that, in honor of their granddaughter Scarlett Parks, Don and Jodi Searcy will be conducting a fundraising event, the “Purple Pumpkin Party”. The event will take place October 5th, 2019 at the International Agri-Center in Tulare CA.
The Purple Pumpkin Party will be a celebration of a community coming together to help raise awareness and money to find a cure for Rett syndrome, consisting of dinner, entertainment, an auction, silent auction and many other fun items to bid on to help raise money needed to help find a cure.
Newly Published Communication Guidelines for Rett
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Please join us as Gill Townend, CertMRCSLT, M.Phil., B.Med.Sci.(Speech), Researcher and Augmentative & Alternative Communication Expert, Rett Expertise Centre Netherlands and Theresa Bartolotta, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, School of Education, Monmouth University, Monmouth University Graduate Center who will be introducing the development, final statement and recommendations of the largest body of evidence-based Communication guidelines to be published for Rett syndrome, work that was funded by Rettsyndrome.org and accomplished by a global team of experts.
Our presenters will also be sharing the accessible, user-friendly handbook version of the guidelines with recommendations of how to embed these at home, in the classroom, and in day programs. Our goal is to help empower you with strategies in the here and now while we accelerate work towards our collective hope for better treatments and ultimately a cure for Rett syndrome.
Questions and comments submitted in advance will be addressed, and there will be plenty of time for write-in questions during the session.
A Night at the Races to Benefit Rett Syndrome
$10 Entry Fee
Tickets available at the door
Doors open at 6pm
Races start at 9pm