Rett Foundation Event
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Girl Scout Troop 30054 wants to introduce you to Melissa. She has Rett syndrome, a debilitating neurological disorder that affects only girls. Every 90 minutes, a little girl is born with this disorder. Most of these girls are robbed of the ability to walk, crawl, speak, use their hands and many other daily functions. Research has discovered it is caused by a single gene mutation that leads to an underproduction of an important brain protein, and it has been proven that once these protein levels are back to normal, it will potentially unlock the door to recovery. It is believed that Rett Syndrome could be the first REVERSIBLE neurological disorder to be cured, which could lead the way to treatments of other pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders.

To raise money to fight this disease, Girl Scout Troop 30054 is going to hold a photo shoot for your pooch! On Sunday, November 10, at Pleasant Hill Park, from 9am to 3pm, the troop will have a professional photographer take a portrait of your pooch. Cost of the portraits will be $10 for a digital print and $20 for a framed 4x6 image plus digital print. All proceeds will go to the Rett Foundation. Baked goodies for your dog will also be available for sale. Because we want to give your furry friend our undivided attention, we will be taking reservations. Please email Trish Heaney at to make a reservation or for more information.

Please help us raise awareness and money to donate to these beautiful girls! For more information on Rett Syndrome, go to:

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