History


The History of Girl Power 2 Cure

Girl Power 2 Cure was founded in 2006 by Ingrid Harding with a focus on bringing the Rett Syndrome community together to drive awareness, support families, provide education and fund Rett Syndrome research. Since that time, Girl Power 2 Cure has grown into an organization recognized worldwide for working to unite the efforts of everyone fighting this debilitating disorder.

In August 2017, Ingrid passed the torch to the dedicated GP2C Team to keep the organization going – keeping the flower in full bloom.

Girl Power 2 Cure’s accomplishments have included:

  • 2006- Girl Power 2 Cure launch

  • 2009- Rettgirl.org launch- an informational website supporting families

  • 2011- Team GP2C launch- a running community throughout the country which includes six years at the Disney Princess Half Marathon

  • 2014- Rett University launch- an online education platform

  • 2015- Rett Girl Magazine- first issue published, an electronic and printed Rett family support and education publication

Through the efforts of donors, volunteers and partners, Girl Power 2 Cure has invested over $3.5 MM to support programs like family support and education including directly awarding nearly $1.5MM to fund research projects at the Rett Syndrome Research Trust.

In February 2013, our two-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome. Girl Power 2 Cure (GP2C), their staff, members, and supporters, have become a beacon of light for me and my family. They bring an air of excitement, youthfulness, and fun to a very serious diagnosis. 

— Candice