Frequently Asked Questions What is Rett Syndrome?
Rett Syndrome is a debilitating neurological disorder that predominantly affects females. It is the most severe form of autism and affects close to half a million girls and women worldwide. It is as prevalent as Cystic Fibrosis, ALS, and Huntington’s disease and another girl is born with it every 90 minutes.
[read more] Are there treatments or a cure?
There is nothing to help these girls right now short of managing the terrible symptoms with various drugs and therapies. But, Rett Syndrome has been proven reversible!
[read more] How does GP2C help?
Our goals are to raise awareness, support Rett families, and raise funds for research. Through a wide range of programs that engage families as well as youth volunteers, we are able to increase our capacity to raise more funds for research.
[get involved] Who does GP2C support in the Rett Syndrome research field?
GP2C donates all money raised that is allocated for research to the
Rett Syndrome Research Trust
. Why RSRT?
We believe that RSRT is the leader in the Rett Syndrome research field. Their Scientific Advisory Board consists of the top researchers in the field to include Dr. Adrian Bird and Dr. Huda Zoghbi, in addition to Nobel Laureate Michael Bishop. RSRT is a small and aggressive organization that has committed over $36 million to research projects since 2008.
Why Girl Power 2 Cure?
We believe in the amazing power of girls to come together in support of their fellow girlfriends who are suffering. Through our programs we are able to channel their power to the Rett girls who need it as well as engage a generation of volunteers who can help raise funds for research and spread awareness.