This year, once again, I have had the pleasure of being involved behind the scenes for Run4Rett.
WHAT: Timed 5K and 1K Fun Run/Walk
WHEN: 11AM – Saturday, October 16th
WHERE: Richmond Green Park, Richmond Hill, ON
• Awards for 5K Finishers
• Door Prizes
• Face Painting and Bouncy Castle
• Post Race Food (BBQ!) and Entertainment
• Silent Auction with Fantastic Bid Items
• Amazing Race Kits **see below**
• Headsweats Visors
• Free Passes to Casa Loma, Science Centre, Museums, Art Galleries, Zoos
• Dinner Theatre Tickets
• Movie Passes
• Alberto Gift Basket
• Udderly Smooth Gift Basket
• Thermos Hydration Bottles
• and more!!!
All proceeds go directly to the Ontario Rett Syndrome Association.
My good friend Juliana has a daughter with RS, which is how I came to be involved with this event.
Rett Syndrome is caused by a random genetic mutation and is considered to be a severe neurological disorder affecting 1:10,000 female births. It is often misdiagnosed as autism, cerebral palsy, or a non-specific developmental delay. Many girls experience seizures, scoliosis and the inability to communicate verbally. Girls and women with Rett Syndrome are dependent on their families and/or caregivers for life.
On Monday night, several of us got together for a Race Kit Stuffing Party! It was incredible to see how much product had been donated (many thanks to my sister who has done a wonderful job for the second year as Fundraising Coordinator) and to see everything come together.