Events

Apr
22
Sat
Run for Rett 2023 @ Busse Woods - North, Grove #28
Apr 22 @ 7:00 am
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023 Time: 7 a.m. Registration | 8:30 a.m. 5K | 9 a.m. 1-Mile Fun Run Location: Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are moving the Run For Rett to Busse Woods North, Grove #28. It is the same location used in prior years.  Enter Busse Woods 1 block east of Route 53 on Golf Rd.  All other details remain the same. 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. *First 200 participants receive an official Run For Rett t-shirt* INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
May
11
Thu
Live Parent Panel: My Trofinetide Clinical Trial Experience
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Date: May 11, 2023 Time: 7-8 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 the trials, these families gained insight into the side effects of this treatment and saw first-hand the potential benefits for their loved ones with Rett. Join IRSF for a candid Q&A with parents whose daughters participated in different stages of the trofinetide clinical trials. During this 1-hour live webinar, they'll share their experience with the treatment, covering topics including how they managed side effects, what changes they saw in their daughters, and what they would share with any parent considering DAYBUE for their child. Our Parent Panelists:
  • Silvia Baker, parent to Olivia, age 17
  • Patty Mevis, parent to Kira, age 16
  • Erica Waggenspack, parent to Kerrigan, age 5
The panel will be moderated by Paige Nues, IRSF Family Empowerment Director, 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.
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
22
Thu
2023 RettAway @ Morgan's Wonderland
Jun 22 – Jun 25 all-day
Date: June 22-25, 2023 Location: Morgan's Wonderland Accessible Theme Park (5223 David Edwards, San Antonio, TX 78233) For Event Information & FAQs, CLICK HERE. IRSF’s RettAway is a destination vacation for families to spend time together and build connections with other members of our Rett community. It’s not a conference – there are no meetings or educational presentations. It's an exclusive opportunity for your family to have fun together in a location that understands the challenges and joys of caring for a loved one with Rett syndrome. This year’s RettAway brings us back to Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio, Texas! Join us for a long weekend of fun in the sun at this accessible theme park, including an afternoon at Morgan’s Inspiration Island Splash Experience reserved just for Rett families. There will be ample time to catch up with friends new and old throughout the weekend or explore all the city has to offer. No matter where you are on your Rett journey, there will be activities, support, and bonds to be made at this June’s RettAway! REGISTRATION & HOTEL INFORMATION

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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
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
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
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
6
Fri
WUSM/SLCH Annual Family Education Symposium @ Washington University School of Medicine
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Date: Friday, October 6, 2023 Time: 3:00 – 6 p.m. CT Location: Washington University School of Medicine or Virtually Download the Registration Flyer Register now for the Annual Family Education Symposium, part of the Rett Spectrum Conference Series brought to you by Washington University School of Medicine and Children's Hospital St. Louis. It's free to attend the symposium, but registration at the link below is requested. REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION
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
21
Sat
So Cal Strollathon @ Whittier High School
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Date: Saturday, October 21st, 2023 Time: 12-4 p.m. PT Location: Whittier High School (12417 Philadelphia St, Whittier, CA 90601) Event Chair: Sherri Brady (Contact Email) The So Cal Strollathon is back this Fall! Save the date to join us on Saturday, October 21st for our 21st annual stroll at Whittier High School. 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
22
Sun
Dallas Strollathon @ Gussie Field Watterworth Park
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Date: Sunday, October 22nd, 2023 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4 p.m. Central Location: Gussie Field Watterworth Park (2610 Valley View Ln, Farmers Branch, TX 75234) Event Chairs: Vanessa Peace  (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.
Nov
4
Sat
Florida Strollathon @ West Melbourne’s Space Coast Field of Dreams
Nov 4 @ 9:30 am
Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023 Time: 9:30 a.m. ET Location: West Melbourne’s Space Coast Field of Dreams (3053 Fell Road, West Melbourne,FL 32904) Event Chair: Henry Perez (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.
Nor Cal Strollathon & 5K @ Vasona Lake County Park
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  Date: Sunday, November 4th, 2023 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. Pacific Location: Vasona Lake County Park (333 Blossom Hill Rd., Los Gatos, CA 95032) Event Chairs:  Rachael Linford, Melissa Nues & Natalie Gifford (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.
Jun
19
Wed
ASCEND 2024 Rett Syndrome National Summit (Family Conference) @ The Westin Westminster
Jun 19 – Jun 22 all-day
Designed to unite us as a community, this event will bring together parents, families, clinicians, researchers, and Rett organizations around the world. Come join us in the Mile High City as we ascend to greater heights at The Westin Westminster. This location offers sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains and is conveniently situated just 15 minutes from both Denver and Boulder. Featuring a lineup of expert speakers, updates on Rett syndrome research, and opportunities to connect with your Rett community, ASCEND 2024 is not to be missed. Together we can overcome the challenges of Rett syndrome and reach the summit of hope and healing–a world without Rett syndrome. REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION

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Sep
7
Sat
Pittsburgh Strollathon @ Buffalo Creek Nature Park
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am
Date: Saturday, September 7, 2024 Time: 10:00 a.m. ET Location: Buffalo Creek Nature Park (154 Monroe Road, Sarver, PA 16055) Event Chairs: Terre & Kati Gray (Contact Email) REGISTER TODAY! 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 nearly $17M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Sep
21
Sat
Michigan Strollathon @ Marshbank Park
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  Date: Saturday, September 21, 2024 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET Location: Marshbank Park (2805 Hiller Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48324) Event Chairs: Lisa Fenberg & Kate Ficano (Contact Email) REGISTER TODAY! 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 nearly $17M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Sep
28
Sat
Nebraska Strollathon @ Yanney Park
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2024 Time: 11 a.m. CT Location: Yanney Park (2020 W 11th St, Kearney, NE 68845) Event Chairs: Elly Gullion REGISTER TODAY! 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 nearly $17M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Oct
5
Sat
New Jersey Strollathon
Oct 5 all-day
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2024 Time: TBD Location: TBD Event Chairs: Leslie Greenfield & Allison Fitzgerald MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON! 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 $17M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Maryland Strollathon @ Matthew Henson State Park
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Date: Saturday, October 5th, 2024 Time: 12:00 p.m.-4 p.m. ET Location: Matthew Henson State Park (13421 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20906) Event Chairs: Toni Moore & James Borris, Daniel Jackson, and Cathy Borris-Hale LEARN MORE & REGISTER 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
6
Sun
Minnesota Strollathon @ Savage Environmental Learning Center (ELC)
Oct 6 @ 1:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Date: Sunday, October 6th, 2024 Time: 12:45-4pm CT Location: Savage Environmental Learning Center (13550 Dakota Ave, Savage, MN 55378) Event Chairs: Mary Kallstrom (Contact Email) REGISTER TODAY! 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 nearly $17M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
Oct
19
Sat
St. Louis Strollathon @ The JCC - St. Louis
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm
Date: Saturday, October 19th, 2024 Time: 1pm CT Location: The JCC - St. Louis (2 Millstone Campus Dr. St. Louis, MO 63146) Event Chairs: Joyce Opinsky, Amy Kreher, & Amanda Sommer (Contact Email) REGISTER TODAY! 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 nearly $17M to advance IRSF’s mission to empower families and accelerate research toward a world without Rett.
So Cal Strollathon
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Date: Saturday, October 19th, 2024 Time: 12-4 p.m. PT Location: Whittier, CA Event Chair: Sherri Brady (Contact Email) LEARN MORE & REGISTER 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.
Nov
2
Sat
Florida Strollathon
Nov 2 all-day
Date: Saturday, November 2, 2024 Time: TBD Location: West Melbourne, FL Event Chair: Henry Perez (Contact Email) MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON! 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.