Cathy and Sophie with their message, Amazing Awaits, Boulder Creek Festival, Boulder CO May 2009.
photo by Peggy Dyer
Every five hours a girl is born with Rett Syndrome!
Rett Syndrome (RS) is a neurological disorder that primarily affects your girls and women. For the first year or so, the girls with RS seem perfectly normal, but then they can lose the ability to walk, talk and use their hands properly. As the girls grow older, they often develop seizures, breathing disorders, scoliosis, and other difficulties. There currently is no known cure or treatment, but there is hope. On February 8th 2007, a breakthrough discovery was announced. Scientists have reversed the symptoms of RS in mice, giving us all hope that this can also be done for girls suffering from RS.
The mission Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) is to end the suffering in our community caused by sexual assault. We believe every person has the right to live free of sexual assault. Through our client services we are here to help sexual assault survivors and their loved ones today and through our prevention education programs we are working towards changing tomorrow to ensure a world free of sexual assault.
Since 1972, MESA has and continues to be the only rape crisis center serving Boulder County. MESA serves over 1,000 individuals annually through our Rape Crisis & Information Hotline.
The Davis Phinney Foundation has a single mission. It is to improve the lives of people living with Parkinson’s disease. We fund innovative research that will make lives better today while working to prevent and cure this crippling disease tomorrow.
Triumphantly crossing the finish line at the Road to Victory May 2009, Boulder, CO ~ photo by Peggy Dyer
MOMENTS OF VICTORY – check out this cool project we’re working on
The Chanda Plan‘s mission is to improve the quality of life for people with physical disabilities through grants and education to access complementary and alternative therapies.
The mission of Shjon Podein’s Children’s Foundation is to improve the quality of life and create an environment of caring and community support for children facing extraordinary difficulties in their lives. The children, their families, our board and volunteers, sponsors and celebrities all work together in our efforts to accomplish this mission.
TOGETHER we are Team25.
gb Leighton sings to Shjon as he and Katie dance across the stage, Celebrity Fundraiser June 2009
~ photo by Peggy Dyer
Donate Directly to Shjon Podein’s Children’s Foundation, Team 25