Events

Mar
1
Sun
Napa Valley 1/2 & Full Marathon
Mar 1 @ 6:00 am

Join us for the Napa Valley Half & Full Marathon!

Ever wanted to run through wine country? Well here is your chance! Rettsyndrome.org has been granted ten charity bibs for the 2020 Napa Valley Half & Full Marathon! We are excited for this new partnership and can’t wait to grow our #RettRacer team! Help to end Rett syndrome while you run through wine country at this Boston qualifier race. Whether you plan to run or want to cheer on our team, please note all of the exciting information below!

Date: Sunday, March 1st, 2020
Location: Napa, California
Website (inclusive of hotel details, routes, etc): https://napavalleymarathon.org/

To participate as a Rett Racer in the Napa Valley Half or Full Marathon, please follow the steps below. *Note: there is a $2500 fundraising requirement for this event*
Runners are responsible for all expenses incurred from race (registration, travel, etc).

  1. Register for the full or half marathon at https://napavalleymarathon.org/
  2. Half marathon Rett code (10% reg discount): RETTHALF2020
  3. Full marathon Rett code (10% reg discount): RETTFULL2020
  4. After registration, please visit Napa Valley team page to create your personal fundraising page.
  5. https://rettracer.everydayhero.com/us/napa-valley-2020-runners
  6. Note: You must login with an Everyday Hero account FIRST before you can join the ‘team’.
  7. Create & customize your fundraising page and share via social media and email with your contacts.
  8. Contact Jackie Ventura at jventura@rettsyndrome.org to order your Rett Racer t-shirt.

Rettsyndrome.org will have a tent at location TBD where runners can congregate post-race, Rett families can mingle and RSO will be passing out awareness information to spectators!

Please follow this event to stay current on up to date information.

Mar
10
Tue
RettEd: Walking and Rett Syndrome feat. Dr. Meir Lotan
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm

Dr. Meir Lotan is studying the effectiveness of home-based programs to enhance the functional abilities of girls with Rett syndrome. Dr. Lotan is an internationally renowned Rett syndrome physical therapist, author, and clinical researcher from the School of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy, Ariel University, Ariel, Israel.

We will discuss movement and orthopedic issues in Rett syndrome, how and when these typically occur, and what we can do about it. We will also discuss walking and ambulation across the lifespan, as well as effective strategies at home. Submit your questions or comments when you register.

Questions and comments submitted in advance will be addressed, and there will be plenty of time for write-in questions during the session.

RettEd Webinars are a free resource designed to empower families affected by Rett syndrome and their care teams.

Register Today

Apr
23
Thu
RettEd: What’s Going Right in Their Brain? Maximizing Neuroplasticity in Therapies
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm

SPECIAL DAY: THURSDAY – The neuro-anatomy and circuitry assets of our children with Rett syndrome can change over time. Dr. Diener will explain how children can benefit from a well-developed, enriched therapy program. Dr. Diener will also share about her research project on understanding how Virtual Reality technology plays a productive role in OT and functional hand use.

Presenter bio: Dr. Pam Diener is a highly respected neuroscientist and clinical researcher.

Registration & Information

Jun
6
Sat
Rett Racer Virtual Summer 5K
Jun 6 all-day
Rettsyndrome.org is excited to be hosting a virtual 5k on June 6th. Wherever you are lace up your shoes and hit your local neighborhood, trail (social distancing required) or treadmill and run (or walk!) to end Rett syndrome!
When: Saturday, June 6th, 2020
Where: Anywhere you are!
How: Register by creating an Everyday Hero page with us here.
·       No registration fee, however, fundraising is encouraged.
·       Once $100 has been raised, we will send you a Rett Racer t-shirt.

·       Share your photos on race day in our Facebook event on or on your Everyday Hero page. Use the hashtag #rettracers.

Any questions, please contact Jackie Ventura at Jventura@rettsyndrome.org or 978-500-2495.

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East Coast Rettsyndrome.org Ed Day – POSTPONED
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am

Postponed-East Coast Rettsyndrome.org Ed Day

Due to COVID-19, this event has been postpone.

Baltimore, MD (in partnership with Kennedy Krieger Institute )

Our Ed 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.

REGISTRATION & INFORMATION

Sep
19
Sat
Run For Rett 2020 – Virtual
Sep 19 all-day

WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2020
LOCATION: Busse Woods, Grove 28
Elk Grove Village, IL
Contact info: Diane Ross (diross62@aol.com).

From the serious runner to the recreational runner, to family members and friends of all ages the Run For Rett is an event you don’t want to miss. Make a difference in the life of those affected by Rett Syndrome and join us for the Run For Rett 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run.

Information & Registration

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Oct
3
Sat
Rett Gets Rocked Ultramarathon
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm

Rett Gets Rocked Ultramarathon

A weekend in which participants complete an ultra marathon of their choosing–from 50K to 100 miles, or from 6 to 48 hours. They can stretch their event over the month of October if desired. Proceeds from the event go to Rettsyndrome.org and the Rett Spectrum Clinic at St. Louis Children’s Hospital! Register for RGRVUW by purchasing a race shirt!

REGISTER

Jay Murry will be doing his ultra-marathon in his local sub-division, the Vineyards. The Rett Gets Rocked headquarters will be located at: 756 Napa Lane, St. Charles MO 63304 on Sat 10/3 from 12pm- Sun 10/4 at 8pm. To donate to Jay, please click here.

To follow along on Facebook, visit: https://www.facebook.com/24hourjaymurry/

For more information, contact Jay at jmsproductions3@gmail.com

Nov
15
Sun
Rett Education 2020, Online Conference
Nov 15 – Nov 21 all-day

Rett Education 2020

Communicate, Educate, Advocate
7-day online conference with international expert speakers

Date: November 15-21, 2020

Details: Unlike physical conferences where you can end up sitting through content you just don’t need, Rett Education 2020 – Communicate, Educate, Advocate is delivered entirely online. Dip in and watch the specific talks you want or catch them all. It’s up to you! All talks will be available to watch again or watch later, as long as you have registered.

REGISTRATION & INFORMATION

May
8
Sat
Run for Rett
May 8 – May 16 all-day

Run for Rett

WE ARE GOING VIRTUAL AGAIN!!!

When: Saturday, May 8th – Sunday, May 16th
Where: Any time and any place

Our responsibility is to the health and well being of our participants and volunteers for the Run For Rett. The decision to change to a virtual event was thoughtfully made with extreme concern for our entire Rett syndrome community and our dedicated participants and volunteers.

Thank you for your understanding, cooperation and support.
How you participate is totally up to you. You can run the 5K, walk a mile or sit in your recliner.
No matter what you choose you are a winner because you are making a difference in the lives of those impacted by Rett syndrome.

We encourage you to register online. It’s easy to register at Raceroster.com/46429
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