Tuesday, September 18, 2018

2018 Run4Rett

Thank you to everyone who supported Team Abby at the Run4Rett this year! It was a hot, hot day on Sept. 16th and we appreciate the efforts of those who completed the 1km and 5km routes! Abby was thrilled to be pushed her in wheelchair this year by her very fast brother! They were the first ones to finish. She then spent most of the time walking around and visiting with friends and family. She was feeling great and was all smiles despite the heat.

This year, our team raised $6,541 and the totals for the whole event were over $60,000!! We are also deeply grateful for the many generous sponsors who made donations to the Ontario Rett Syndrome Association in support of Team Abby! We were able to see several of the individuals with Rett syndrome and their families from across Ontario, as well as some of the scientists who study Rett syndrome in Toronto. Dr. Eubanks gave us an update about the upcoming clinical trial for Rett syndrome and we are hopeful that there will soon be a treatment to alleviate some of the symptoms.

Thanks to Team Abby and supporters! Stay tuned for updates about Abby's life after school.

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