WHAT: POWER THE FLOWER! DAY WITH JACKSONVILLE SUNS AND JACKSONVILLE AXEMEN
Don’t miss POWER THE FLOWER! Day to benefit Girl Power 2 Cure and to raise money and awareness for Rett Syndrome; a debilitating neurological disorder that primarily affects girls. Their cheerleaders, the Jacksonville Sunbeams and the Jacksonville Axe Maidens will be teaming up to show their support for the girls living with this disorder. Paper flowers will be sold throughout the event and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to fund Rett Syndrome research. While some young girls with Rett Syndrome lose their lives due to complications from Rett Syndrome, many live into their 40s and 50s requiring around-the-clock care. Join the Sunbeams and the Axe Maidens to show your support for the beautiful girls living with Rett Syndrome.
WHO: GIRL POWER 2 CURE, INC. GP2C is a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the treatment and cure of Rett Syndrome.
WHEN: August 10, 2014 – Sunday – 6:05 p.m.
WHERE: Bragan Field – Jacksonville Suns Stadium
WHY: Rett Syndrome is a debilitating neurological (movement) disorder that predominantly affects females. Baby girls are born "normal" but begin to lose acquired skills between the ages of 1-3 years old. Rett Syndrome is the leading genetic cause of severe impairment in girls - most cannot speak, walk or use their hands. Another little girl is born with Rett Syndrome every 90 minutes. The disorder is as prevalent as Cystic Fibrosis, ALS and Huntington's. Despite their physical disabilities, girls with Rett Syndrome are believed to be functioning mentally at a much higher level than previously thought. Rett Syndrome is a potentially reversible disorder. The disorder is caused by a single gene mutation that leads to underproduction of an important brain protein. Research has proven once protein levels are back to normal levels, symptoms subside. Since 2006, Girl Power 2 Cure, Inc. has been working to find the girls and women trapped inside their physical prisons, help them and their families, and fund the cure for this potentially reversible disorder.
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