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International Rett Syndrome Foundation

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Donations as of July 28, 2015:

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$614.29 Raised Online
$614.29 Total Raised

Fundraiser for the International Rett Syndrome Foundation in Honor of Melaina


**UPDATE 8/14/11: New fundraiser page is now at

UPDATE 7/11/11: WOW! In just three days, we've reached the original $500 goal with two and a half more months to go before the marathon!!! Let's raise the goal to $1500 - spread the word! Thanks to all who have already shown their generous support :)


Thank you for visiting the fundraising page to better understand and increase the chances of finding a cure for Rett Syndrome! This effort is coordinated in honor of my cousin and goddaughter, 3-year-old Melaina, who was diagnosed with Rett in 2011.

I'm running the Twin Cities Marathon on October 2nd and am asking friends and family for their support by pledging a financial contribution that will benefit the IRSF. You can pledge $1 per mile of the marathon (26.3) or any amount that you can comfortably manage - every dollar counts! Please consider helping me reach my goal to raise $500 by October - just less than 20 people / $26 pledge.

Donating through this website is simple, fast, and secure. It is also the most efficient way to support our fundraising efforts. For more information on Rett Syndrome, please visit the IRSF website at

Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!


Comment Donation
Izzy & Noah Sio
Mike, Marissa, Toby & Kitty
Marvin, Rhea, Olivia, Sophia and Quincy We love you:)
Mark, Karen, Madigan, Malia and Karina Achico
The Witt Family
Orlando Vitug Jr. Tito Junjun Thinking of you Melaina! I love you!
Stumpf family We love you, Melaina! Good luck, Steph!
Tita Rachel You're our sunshine, Maima!Thanks, Steph-comadre!
Kim Family (and Jiro) We love you!
Tessa Vitug I love you Melaina . Good luck Stephanie
Achico-Falk Family Thinking of you, Melaina. Go Stephanie!
gailev I love you, Melaina! Good luck, Stephanie!

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