Girl Power 2 Cure
#RiseAboveRett in 2020!
Dear GP2C Community and Supporters,
As summer draws to a close, we hope that your families have survived the “Summer of Covid-19”. Hopefully this time together, albeit forced on us, has been beneficial. As we enter into our year-end calendar, many things have changed for GP2C and Rett University. Traditional events have been substantially impacted by social distancing and the inability to gather. We are making adjustments, just like you.
Accordingly, we are planning several “virtual” events to close out our year (see below). If you are able, please consider supporting one of these activities. We are pressing forward, because this work is too important. Rett Syndrome will still be here when the virus is gone, and we cannot lose this precious time in seeking cures and treatments. Too many people we love are depending on us.
Girl Power 2 Cure is fighting every day to:
- Support and encourage Rett Syndrome families
- Educate, raise awareness, and promote literacy for individuals with Rett Syndrome and other complex-needs conditions
- Raise research dollars to support cure-focused and symptom-relieving treatments for our loved ones
There are many ways you can help… sponsor an event, (maybe a “virtual” run!), host a giveback with a local business, promote a Facebook fundraiser, or simply commit to recurring donations. We have tons of ideas and can help start to finish! Contact Amei (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let’s get to work conquering Rett Syndrome!
#GP2C #HopeInAction #RiseAboveRett
The Girl Power 2 Cure September giveaway is brought to you by ArtyLadyMsD. She has generously donated a gift bundle of her original work, including a tote bag, mug, and a coaster. You can check out her creations at artyladymsd.com.
Follow the link for your chance to enter! Thank you, ArtyLadyMsD, for your support of our amazing community!
Raising a Boy with Rett Syndrome
Long before the “days of COVID” we knew about living in a solitary space. By “we” I mean my son, and, by association, our family because he is a boy living with Rett Syndrome. Initially, the feeling of not being able to draw from the well of collective parenting wisdom, which I had so easily accessed while raising my older children, was pretty upsetting. It was kind of like taking a detour to Antarctica…. (Follow the link to read more)
Empowering parents, educators, and therapists with the knowledge and strategies to help students with complex needs reach their highest potential.
“I discovered that a fresh start is a process. A fresh start is a journey – a journey that requires a plan.” – Vivian Jokotade
A new beginning is upon us, unlike any we’ve seen before! While the last year ended abruptly, now it is time to start the 2020-2021 school year, albeit with many changes. We are here to support in any way we can for our students with Rett Syndrome and other complex needs. Check out the 2020-2021 School Year blog below for some tips and ideas from Rett U coach Kourtney Barnum for teachers. It truly takes a village to educate our loved ones with complex needs, especially in this time of upheaval. Let’s work together as a team to create the best education for the ones we love.
We continue our remote consults for families all over the world, as well as for school districts that need support. If you are in need of assistance please email Kourtney@gp2c.org for information on training with Susan or Kourtney.
We are also planning some new things with Rett U, so be on the lookout. As always, if you have suggestions for lessons, book clubs or how-to’s, let us know. We are here to support you!
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!
The beginning of the year was always my favorite time as a teacher. Getting to see my kids who were returning, meeting our new families, seeing how the students had changed over the summer, starting fresh with a whole year of learning ahead of us after a break for the summer. Unfortunately, this school year has started with more stress and confusion for most of the country. …” (Follow the link to read more!)
Events and Awareness
3rd Annual Rockin’ for Rett Huntsville – October
With so many unknowns related to COVID-19, the planning and execution of a live event has proven extremely challenging. Thus, we have made the difficult decision to replace our annual Huntsville get-together with a fantastic VIRTUAL event!
For your donation, you will receive a gift card to a local Huntsville restaurant, newsletter updating you on the girls and their families, and GP2C goodies.
Stay tuned for more details!
Fork Rett Syndrome – October
Fork Rett is a VIRTUAL event being held in honor of Evie Fowler and Evie Morris. We are all working hard, even in this challenging time, to make a difference in the lives of all those battling Rett Syndrome. Lets put a fork in Rett!
For your donation, you will receive a restaurant gift card, newsletter introducing you to the girls and their families, and GP2C goodies.
More details coming soon!
This is GP2C’s 10-year anniversary participating in the most magical weekend of the year. We have an amazing team of over 140 runners putting their feet to the pavement for those who can’t!
We are currently sold out of charity bibs, but are happy to add you to our waiting list, so please email email@example.com with the race you are interested in. To learn more about our team and our program, CLICK HERE!
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE
Our runners would appreciate your support as they train, spread awareness, and raise funds for Rett Syndrome. Want to make a donation? Check out our team or make a general donation HERE!
GP2C will again sponsor a booth at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo! We would love for you to volunteer and help spread awareness. The booth is open Thursday, February 18th through Saturday, February 20th.
Visit our GP2C finish line tent at all the races (Friday – Sunday). We are always looking for supporters to cheer on our runners! This is a great way to show your support and see what the runs are all about! For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
GP2C will host a super-fun team dinner on Saturday, February 20th at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress (you don’t have to be a runner to attend). Come join us for great food, music, and camaraderie!
Stay tuned for more information and volunteer/registration links!
Whether you are running with us, volunteering, coming to the dinner, or just hanging out…we can’t wait to see you!!
Do you have an upcoming birthday or special occasion? How about hosting a Facebook fundraiser to support Girl Power 2 Cure? This is a great way to spread awareness, raise funds, and support GP2C! It is as simple as 1-2-3!
1. Go to Girl Power 2 Cure’s Facebook Page
2. Select “Fundraisers” on the left menu bar
3. Select “Raise Money” to create your fundraiser
It’s that easy!