We are a club sports affiliated equestrian team at East Carolina University. This year we want to put our riding towards a goal to raise money for Rett Syndrome research and awareness! We participate in IHSA shows across our region of eastern/southern NC and ride out of Cottonwood farm in Vanceboro NC. To learn more about our team visit http://ecuequestrian.weebly.com/
We are participating in the Rett Ride Across America an event to raise awareness and funds for Rett syndrome. This cause is near to our hearts as one of our members younger sister has Rett Syndome and the money raised will fuel research toward effective treatments and a cure for Rett syndrome.
Rett syndrome is a rare neurological disorder which becomes apparent in infancy or early childhood. It occurs in 1 in 10,000 births and primarily affects females, though it can occur in boys. The children develop normally for the first 6to18 months and then begin to regress or lose acquired skills. Rett syndrome causes changes in the brain that lead to lifelong impairments, including inability to speak, seizures, scoliosis and breathing difficulties. More than half of those affected lose the ability to walk. Most require maximum assistance with basic daily activities.Your donation will help fund important research and critical family support.
This cause is very important to us and we appreciate your help as we fight for a cure for Rett syndrome! Please join me or donate to my efforts to support Rettsyndrome.org in finding a cure!