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.
Feb
25
Sat
Roses for Rett 2023 @ The Mill Casino
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023 Time: 6:30pm to 10:30pm PT Location: The Mill Casino (3201 Tremont Ave, North Bend, OR 97459) Join us for the 1st annual Roses for Rett, a night of dancing and music with light appetizers, a hosted wine and cash bar as well as a silent auction. All proceeds to benefit IRSF in honor of their daughter, Sabre Rose. "Sabra Rose was born into this world much the same as all little girls - her wiggles and smiles stole our hearts. However, when she was 2.5, we noticed a major regression and loss of skills. Shortly after that we received a diagnosis of Rett syndrome for Sabra. Our lives have been turned upside down but we have HOPE and research is promising. Thank you for your support to give us a ray of hope for our Sabra Rose!" Please direct any questions to Rachel Hampton at [email protected] INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
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
Blue Bird Rett Camp @ Camp Journey in the Woods
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Apr
24
Mon
Hannah’s Hope Golf Tournament @ Hillcrest Country Club
Apr 24 @ 7:00 am

**RESCHEDULED**

Date: Monday, April 24, 2023 Time: Registration 7:00 am ET; First flight tee off 8:30 am ET Location: Hillcrest Golf & Country Club (4011 N Boston Ave, Lubbock, TX 79415) Continental breakfast items available and lunch will be provided We invite you to take part in the First Annual Hannah’s Hope Golf Tournament rescheduled for April 24, 2023 at Hillcrest Country Club. This tournament will benefit the International Rett Syndrome Foundation in honor of Hannah Hooks. The inspiration behind our tournament is 10-year-old Hannah Hooks. Hannah lives in Lubbock and is in 5th grade at Lubbock-Cooper West Elementary. Hannah was born with a rare disease called Rett Syndrome. Rett syndrome is a rare genetic neurological disorder that leads to severe impairments, affecting nearly every aspect of the child’s life. In April of 2022 IRSF hosted their National Science and Family Summit and presented an update on a treatment for Rett Syndrome. Rett Syndrome has been treated in mice and there are multiple clinical trials going on throughout the world to bring a cure to the males and females living with Rett. A treatment for Rett will also lead to breakthroughs in many other diseases and disorders. In order to continue research, organizations like International Rett Syndrome Foundation need funds to contribute to the many companies who are seeking a treatment. INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
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
MRSF Rett Ed Day 2023 @ River Park Plaza
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023 Time: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT Location: River Park Plaza (10 River Park Plaza Saint Paul, MN 55107) After a two-year break, WE ARE BACK and ready to share some exciting updates on drug trials and gene therapy!
  • The Midwest Rett Syndrome Foundation (MRSF) welcomes families and caregivers for a day of learning and networking. We have real treatments coming to help our children!
  • This full day of adult conversation will focus on research updates and local opportunities to get the most out of our Center of Excellence at Gillette Children’s.
  • There will be information tables, giveaways and special introductions throughout the day!
Download the informational flyer here. INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
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
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
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
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
Jul
31
Mon
Norcina Charity Golf Outing @ Blue Hill Golf Course
Jul 31 @ 10:30 am – 8:30 pm
Date: Monday, July 31, 2023 Time: 10:30a Registration | 10:30a-12p Hot Breakfast | 12p Shotgun Start | 5:30-8:30p Dinner, Cocktails, and Prizes at Norcina Restaurant Location: Blue Hills Golf Course (285 Blue Hill Rd, Pearl River, NY 10965) & Norcina (186 N Main St, New City, NY 10956) Foursome: $940 Join us for Dinner & Open Bar $100 Golf Includes: Golf, Hot Breakfast, All Day Refreshments, Buffet Dinner at Norcina Restaurant, and Open Bar (Draft and Bottled Beer, House Wine, Well Liquor 5:30–8:30pm) Sponsorship Opportunities: Premium Sponsors ($5000) Large Banner at Norcina, Large Sign at breakfast, Beer Cart Sign, Sign at every Tee Breakfast Sponsors ($1500) Large Sign Hanging at Breakfast Beer Cart Sponsors ($500) Sign Hanging on Beer Cart at Golf Course Hole Sponsors ($125) Sign at Tee MORE INFORMATION
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
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.