Events

Jan
28
Sat
Siera’s 35th Birthday Bash for IRSF
Jan 28 @ 5:00 pm

Siera’s 35th Birthday Bash for IRSF

Date: Saturday, January 28th, 2023 Time: 5pm-11pm Location: St. Louis Moose Lodge 1566, 811 Michigan Ave, St Louis MI 48880 Come help us celebrate Siera’s 35th birthday while raising funds for IRSF. Enjoy an evening of entertainment, dinner & cash bar, live & silent auction and more! All ages welcome. To RSVP, please contact Lisa Rushin at: 989-285-5994. Unable to join but want to donate- you may do so here: https://rettgrassrootevents.funraise.org/fundraiser/lisa-rushin All proceeds to benefit IRSF.
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
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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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
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
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
28
Sat
4th Annual Raise a Glass for Rett Gala @ Watch Virtually or at locations throughout the US
Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023 Time: 8-9 p.m. ET Location: Virtual Livestream + In-Person Viewing Parties across the US Join us for the 4th Annual Raise a Glass for Rett Gala, presented by Raising a Hand for Rett! GET VIRTUAL TICKETS Grab your commemorative beer or wine glass and join us for an evening of stories from your Rett community, inspiring updates on science and research advancements, and the opportunity to support Rett families all over the world. This special event will be streamed by thousands across the globe, either from one of our viewing parties or from the comfort of your home. Over the past two years, our donors, sponsors, and viewers have raised nearly $1M to empower families and accelerate research towards treatments and cures for Rett. Locations: For sponsorship opportunities or interest in hosting a viewing party in your city, please contact Tim Frank at [email protected].
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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Jul
8
Mon
Goals Fore Gracie @ Thousand Oaks Golf Club
Jul 8 @ 10:30 am
Date: Monday, July 8, 2024 Time: Registration 9 a.m. ET | Shotgun Start 10:30 a.m. ET Location: Thousand Oaks Golf Club (4100 Thousand Oaks Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525) The Visser Family is excited to host their 2nd annual Goals Fore Gracie Golf Outing inspired by their 5-year-old daughter, Gracie. Join us for a round of golf, lunch, raffle, after tournament cocktails, and more! INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
Jul
13
Sat
POUND Out Rett @ IBEW Local 1
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Date: Saturday, July 13, 2024 Time: 12-4 p.m. 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! Learn More & Register Today!
Jul
20
Sat
Let’s Flamingle for a Cure @ Henmick Farm & Brewery
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2024 Time: 2-5 p.m. ET Location: Henmick Farm & Brewery (4380 N Old State Rd, Delaware, OH 43015) Join us for this FREE, family-friendly event in support of finding a cure for Rett syndrome. We will have raffles, a silent auction, a live auction (with items from our daughters living with Rett), live music, food trucks, a kids' area with crafts, games, and music! INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
Sep
21
Sat
Raise a Glass Against Rett – Kansas City @ Olathe Community Center
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2024 Time: 4-7 p.m. CT Location: Olathe Community Center (1205 E Kansas City Rd, Olathe, KS 66061) Raise a glass to a Saturday well-spent! Join us for this FREE, family-friendly event in support of finding treatments and a cure for Rett syndrome. We will have 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, DJ, food truck, Dunk Tank, a kids' area with crafts, games, and face painting! INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
Oct
2
Wed
9th World Rett Syndrome Congress
Oct 2 – Oct 5 all-day
RETT Syndrome Association of Australia is excited to announce the 9th World RETT Syndrome Congress. This will be held on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia on Wednesday the 2nd of October until Saturday the 5th of October 2024. MORE INFORMATION
Oct
11
Fri
Warrior William Fishing Tournament
Oct 11 all-day
Date: Friday, October 11, 2024 Time: TBD Location: Imperial, MO More information coming soon!
Nov
10
Sun
Capes and Crowns @ Watermark Country Club
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm
Date: Sunday, November 10, 2024 Time: 12 p.m. ET Location: Watermark Country Club (1600 Galbraith Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546) More information coming soon!
Raise a Glass for Rett – Houston @ Houston Country Club
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Date: Sunday November 10, 2024 Time: 5-9 p.m. CT Location: Houston Country Club (1 Potomac Dr, Houston, TX 77057) More information coming soon!
May
17
Sat
Enchanted Dreams Fantasy Gala for Rett @ The Grove
May 17 @ 4:00 pm
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2025 Time: 4 p.m. ET Location: The Grove in Newport, ME More information coming soon!