Events

Aug
27
Tue
RettEd: Taking Care of the Caregiver
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm
Sarika Peters, PhD, , Assoc. Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Marie Bateh, Physical Therapist and parent will explore specific domains as a framework to consider important issues and creative options for taking care of ourselves to ensure we have the energy, mindset and health needed to care for our loved one with Rett syndrome. Our goal is to help you frame an empowered life for yourself today, while we pursue 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. Visit www.rettsyndrome.org/RettEd for additional 2019 webcast topics, and to access recording links from past webcasts and associated QA documents. RettEd is a monthly series featuring expert Speakers on Rett-related research and care topics, hosted by Rettsyndrome.org, to help pave your personal pathway to empowerment. Registration & Information
Dec
10
Tue
RettEd: Clinical Trial Enrollment Opportunities and Status Update
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm
Please join us as Tim Benke, MD PhD, Director, Rett syndrome Clinic, Children's Hospital Colorado, and Rettsyndrome.org Medical Advisor and Paige Nues, Director of Family Empowerment at Rettsyndrome.org to explore the clinical trials landscape outlook for 2020. This live webcast will be especially helpful to caregivers who are wondering if participating in a clinical trial could be an option for their family and how to become research-ready. We will discuss what clinical trials are enrolling, about to enroll, or have closed enrollment. We will also discuss enrollment criteria, what it means to participate in a trial, and hear from a panelist of parent trailblazers whose children have participated in a Rett syndrome clinical trial to hear how they did it. Questions and comments submitted in advance will be addressed, and there will be plenty of time for write-in questions during the session. RettEd Webcasts are a free resource designed to empower families affected by Rett syndrome and their care teams. Register Today
Aug
11
Tue
RettEd: What Hurts? Understanding Pain and Rett Syndrome feat. Dr. Frank Symons
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm
Please join us Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time (New York) with Dr. Frank Symons, Associate Dean for Research and Policy, Department of Psychology, and the Center for Neurobehavioral Development at the University of Minnesota as we discuss issues of pain in Rett syndrome. Rett syndrome is a complex disorder, and sharing of accurate information is more than empowering, it can be life-saving for our children with Rett syndrome. So join this webinar to learn the facts. Even though the topic is difficult to talk about, we know you think about it. In terms of pain, Dr. Symons' areas of specific research include (a) the reliable and valid assessment of pain in children and adults with significant communicative and motor impairments; (b) the relation between behavioral and biological variables as markers for altered pain; (c) modifying/adapting sensory testing; and (d) the relation between pain and problem behavior, specifically self-injury. With this in mind, what’s on your mind? Register now and submit your questions and thoughts. Those submitted in advance will be addressed, and there will be plenty of time for write-in questions during the session. Information & Registration
Oct
13
Tue
RettEd: Clinical Trial Update
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm
Please join Rettsyndrome.org on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 1:00pm Eastern Time (New York) for status updates on clinical trial and research enrollment opportunities in the U.S. Rett syndrome is a complex disorder, and sharing accurate information is more than empowering, it can be life-altering for everyone. Join this webinar to learn how we all have a role to play in research progress. With this in mind, what’s on your mind? Register now and submit your questions and thoughts. Those submitted in advance will be addressed, and there will be plenty of time for write-in questions during the session. Information & Registration
Dec
8
Tue
RettEd: What Do They See? Vision in Rett Syndrome
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm
Join us Tuesday, December 8th, at 1:00 pm (EDT) to hear from Tristen Dinkel, RN about Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) in Rett syndrome. Our loved ones with Rett syndrome often exhibit particular eye movements or gaze patterns. Is this a motor behavior or visual strategy? What do our children see? How do they process visual information? Register now, and submit your questions. Pre-submitted relevant questions will be addressed, and there will be time for write-in questions during the session. REGISTER Our RettEd Webcasts are Free, but registration is required. RettEd Webcasts are recorded. When you register, you will receive a link to the recording within 1-2 days after the presentation. Rettsyndrome.org is committed to standing with you today, to fighting to transform your tomorrow. Check out our other upcoming webcasts, as well as an incredible library of past webcasts on multiple Rett topics: www.rettsyndrome.org/education.  
Apr
28
Fri
The Great Rett Shootout 2023 @ Blackwood Sporting Co.
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm
Date: Friday, April 28, 2023 Time: 12 p.m. Registration | 1:00 p.m. Event Start Location: Blackwood Sporting Co. (11400 FM 2854 Rd, Conroe TX 77304) It’s that time again! Let’s break some clays and go ALL IN to create a world without Rett! Gather your friends and family for an incredible day of tournament skeet shooting, live music, raffles, crawfish boil, and tons of fun to support this very special cause. INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
Apr
29
Sat
Cammy Can’s 11th Annual Cinderella Story @ The Farehouse Market
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023 Time: 5-10 p.m. CT Location: The Farehouse Market (600 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60654) We're excited to be back at The Farehouse Market for a night of food & drink, a live and silent auction, and the chance to help us celebrate Cammy's 14th Birthday! INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
May
8
Mon
Mark Charamella Memorial Golf Outing & Dinner @ Westover Country Club
May 8 @ 11:00 am
Date: Monday, May 8, 2023 Time: Registration 11:00 am | Shotgun Start 12:15 pm | Tailgate & Dinner 5 pm Location:Westover Country Club (401 South Schuykill Ave, Jeffersonville, PA 19403) Join us for the 10th annual Mark Charamella Memorial Golf Outing & Dinner! "This will be the 10th year of hosting the Mark Charamella Memorial Golf Outing & Dinner. I know that my Dad would be so proud of his family, friends, and colleagues who come from near and far to join us year after year to raise money for Rett syndrome. Each year, when we gather for a fun day on the golf course, I definitely feel his presence and know this is exactly what he would want us to be doing. Please join us for our 10th year and our goal of raising $35,000 in honor of a great man!” - Deb McLaughlin, Event Chair, daughter to Mark and sister to Deirdre By participating in this tournament, you can hit the links to create a world without Rett for Deirdre and for many others.  INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
May
23
Tue
Physician Panel: Answering Your Questions About Trofinetide
May 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 Time: 1-2 p.m. ET INFORMATION & REGISTRATION In March our community celebrated a first for Rett: trofinetide, now known commercially in the US as DAYBUE™, became the first-ever FDA-approved treatment for Rett syndrome. This approval was the culmination of a journey that began more than a decade ago and succeeded only thanks to the perseverance and commitment of the researchers and families who participated in every stage of the clinical trials. During this 1-hour live webcast, join IRSF and a panel of physicians who treat individuals with Rett syndrome. As principal investigators for the trials, our panel has firsthand knowledge of the potential benefits and side effects of trofinetide. They'll answer your pre-submitted questions, share their anecdotal learnings, and provide information important for any parent considering DAYBUE for their child. Our Panelists:
  • Dr. Tim Benke, Professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology, & Neurology at the University of Colorado/Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Dr. Robin Ryther, Director of the Rett Spectrum Clinic at Washington University School of Medicine
The panel will be moderated by Carmen Luna, IRSF Clinical Network Manager, and include questions submitted by our community. Medical Disclaimer: All information, content, and material presented in this webinar is for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding your specific medical condition.
Jun
9
Fri
Rip it for Rett Golf Tournament @ Dunegrass Golf Club
Jun 9 @ 7:00 am
Date: Friday, June 9th, 2023 Location: Dunegrass Golf Club (200 Old Dunes Way, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064) Time: 7 a.m. Registration | 8 a.m. Scramble The Rip it for Rett, hockey themed golf tournament is a blast (if we do say so ourselves), a great round of golf on a great course with really awesome people. What more can you ask for? Find out the details on how to get in on the fun! INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
Jul
15
Sat
POUND Out Rett 2023 @ IBEW Local 1
Jul 15 all-day
Date: Saturday, July 15, 2023 Time: 12-4 p.m. (Check-in 12p, POUND 1p, Happy Hour 2-4p) Location: IBEW Local 1 (5850 Elizabeth Ave, St Louis, MO 63110) Channel your inner rockstar in POUND® - an exhilarating full body workout inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Designed for all fitness levels and easily modifiable, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for rockstars of all ages and abilities to let loose! Come rock out workout, enjoy refreshments, vendors, a silent auction, and more! INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
Aug
5
Sat
IRSF RettEd Day with UCSF Oakland Children’s CoE @ Camp Arroyo
Aug 5 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Date: Saturday, August 5, 2023 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. PT Location: Camp Arroyo (5535 Arroyo Rd, Livermore, CA 94550) Our RettEd Days are for everyone wanting to connect with experts in the field of Rett syndrome especially families, caregivers, educators, clinicians, and therapists. Participants will enjoy a rich and informative day of topics and discussions covering research updates, medical and therapeutic intervention strategies, communication strategies, and more. REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION
Sep
9
Sat
Fill Your Freezer for Rett 2023 @ Online
Sep 9 all-day
The Morrison Family is hosting a pig raffle fundraiser in honor of their daughter, Savannah, who has Rett syndrome. Each prize is for half of a processed pig! Two prizes are available, and one person can win both prizes. Tickets are now available for purchase and the drawing will be hosted on Saturday, September 9th. *Must be located within 180 miles of Dragoon, AZ for local delivery. Outside of that range, winner(s) must be willing to pick up. Should winner choose to donate back the meat, an additional winner(s) will be drawn. MORE INFORMATION Please direct any questions to Sarah & Lonnie Morrison: Sarah: 206-947-0176 Lonnie: 520-507-1593
IRSF RettEd Day with UTSW Dallas CoE @ Rett Syndrome & Related Disorders Clinic
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. CT (registration opens at 8:30a) Location: Rett Syndrome & Related Disorders Clinic (Dallas, TX) Our RettEd Days are for everyone wanting to connect with experts in the field of Rett syndrome especially families, caregivers, educators, clinicians, and therapists. Participants will enjoy a rich and informative day of topics and discussions covering research updates, medical and therapeutic intervention strategies, communication strategies, and more. REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION
Pittsburgh Strollathon @ Buffalo Creek Nature Park
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. Eastern Location: Buffalo Creek Nature Park (154 Monroe Road, Sarver, PA 16055) Event Chairs: Terre Gray and Kati Gray (Contact Email) REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Nebraska Strollathon @ Yanney Heritage Park
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Date: Saturday, September 9th, 2023 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT Location: Yanney Heritage Park - ERC Building (2020 W 11th St, Kearney, NE 68845) Event Chairs: Jacy Horst, Megan Ladenburger, & Elly Gullion (Contact Email) REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION Make sure to follow the event on Facebook to stay up to date! The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Sep
23
Sat
Cincinnati RettConnect Picnic @ Makino Park
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET Location: Makino Park (6100 Kopfler Ct, Mason, OH 45040) REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION IRSF’s RettConnect is a free picnic and outing for families to build connections with other members of the Tristate Rett syndrome community. Registration is free but required.
Raleigh Strollathon @ Crowder County Park
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. Eastern Location: Crowder County Park (4709 Ten-Ten Road, Apex, NC 27539) Event Chairs: Gwen Noecker  (Contact Email) REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Sep
25
Mon
Goals Fore Gracie Golf Tournament @ Thousand Oaks Golf Club
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am
Date: Monday, September 25, 2023 Time: Registration 9 a.m. | Shotgun Start 10:30 a.m. Location: Thousand Oaks Golf Club (4100 Thousand Oaks Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI) Event Chair: Rebecca & Andrew Visser (Contact Email) REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION Join the Visser family for their inaugural Goals Fore Gracie Golf Tournament in honor of their 4-year-old daughter with Rett syndrome, Gracie. Sponsorships, foursomes, and individual tickets are available now!
Sep
30
Sat
IRSF RettEd Day with Montefiore CoE @ Tri-State Rett Syndrome Center at Montefiore
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET (registration opens at 8:30a) Location: The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (Bronx, New York) Our RettEd Days are for everyone wanting to connect with experts in the field of Rett syndrome especially families, caregivers, educators, clinicians, and therapists. Participants will enjoy a rich and informative day of topics and discussions covering research updates, medical and therapeutic intervention strategies, communication strategies, and more. REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION
Philadelphia Strollathon @ East Goshen Township Park
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. Eastern Location: East Goshen Township Park (1661 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380) Event Chairs: Siobhann Bennett (Contact Email) REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Oct
1
Sun
Minnesota Strollathon @ Savage Environmental Learning Center McColl Pond
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Date: Sunday, October 1st, 2023 Time: 1-4 p.m. CT Location: Environmental Learning Center (13550 Dakota Ave S, Savage, MN 55378) Event Chairs: Mary Kallstrom (Contact Email) Save the date to WALK N' ROLL with us! REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION Make sure to follow the event on Facebook to stay up to date! The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Oct
7
Sat
New Jersey Strollathon @ Thompson Park, Old Orchard Picnic Pavilion
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Date: Sunday, October 7th, 2023 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. Eastern Location: Thompson Park, Old Orchard Picnic Pavilion (805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738-1695) Event Chairs: Leslie Greenfield & Allison Fitzgerald (Contact Email) REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Maryland Strollathon @ Matthew Henson State Park
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Date: Saturday, October 7th, 2023 Time: 10:00 a.m.-1 p.m. ET Location: Matthew Henson State Park (13421 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20906); park at the Matthew Henson Trail Park & Parking Area located behind the Global Mission Church Event Chairs: Toni Moore (Contact Email) REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
St. Louis Strollathon @ JCC St. Louis
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Date: Saturday, October 7th, 2023 Time: 10:00 a.m. CT Location: JCC St. Louis (2 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146) Event Chairs: Joyce Opinsky, Amy Kreher, & Amanda Sommer (Contact Email) REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION Make sure to follow the event on Facebook to stay up to date! The Strollathon is a nationwide IRSF fundraiser that brings together local communities to go ALL IN towards treatment and a cure for Rett syndrome. Since 2004, these family-friendly events powered by dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Rett families have raised more than $15M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Oct
16
Mon
On the Ridge for Rett Golf Scramble @ Falcon Ridge Golf Course
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am
Date: Monday, October 16, 2023 Time: Registration 8 a.m. | Shotgun Start 10:00 a.m. Location: Falcon Ridge Golf Course (20200 Prairie Star Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66220) Event Chair: Sam Evans (email) & Haley Douglass (email) REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION Join the Douglass and Evans family for their inaugural On the Ridge for Rett Golf Scramble in honor Vivian who has Rett syndrome. Sponsorships, foursomes, and individual tickets are available now!