We invite you to join us for a special evening called Reverse Rett Minneapolis. Rett Syndrome is a severe neurological disorder that afflicts 350,000 people around the world. Rett affects almost exclusively girls and women, and it is a heartbreaking disorder. Girls with Rett develop normally until they are a year or two old. Then they suffer a regression, losing the skills they have gained, including, for most, the ability to walk and talk. A host of debilitating symptoms ensue. These brave and beautiful girls and women live with the symptoms of autism, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s, and epilepsy all at once.
But there is reason for hope. Scientific research on Rett has made great strides, and there’s strong evidence that with continued progress it could become the first neurological disorder to be cured. A non-profit called the Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) is leading the charge to achieve this, but funding is urgently needed to carry out this research.
This event is being held in honor of Kate Backer, Sarah & Lindsay Knapp’s niece, who struggles with Rett; and in loving memory of Amy & Joel Anderson’s daughter Elli, whose life was taken far too soon by this devastating disorder. Every dollar contributed goes straight to RSRT. We hope you will support the event as generously as you can. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Auction, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music performed by The Fast 4, classic jazz. Wine provided by Mirror Napa Valley.