"Raise the Roof for Rett" Event to Raise Awareness and Funds for Neurological Disorder
BIRMINGHAM – The fourth annual Raise the Roof for Rett event will be held Nov. 21, 6-10 p.m. at LINCPoint (101 Oslo Circle, Birmingham, 35211.) The event benefits the Suki Foundation for Rett Syndrome and Rett patients at Children’s of Alabama.
The event will feature live music, a seated dinner and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $65 per person or $120 for a couple. Table sponsorships are available starting at $650 for a reserved table of eight. To register for the event or make a donation visit www.sukifoundation.org.
Raise the Roof will also include an online fundraising program using Smart Party. Those who purchase a ticket are encouraged to promote the event via social media. Once registered, an email with a fundraising page and information on how to get started will be provided.
Rett Syndrome is a unique developmental disorder that affects one in every 10,000 female births worldwide. It causes severe cognitive impairment including loss of communication and motor skills, reduced growth and unusual breathing patterns. Children’s and UAB operate one of the few Rett clinics in the southeastern U.S.
The Suki Foundation was created in honor of 6-year-old Sarah Katherine “Suki” Bateh of Hoover, who has Rett. The foundation aims to make a difference in the lives of children diagnosed with Rett Syndrome through raising funds to expand and accelerate research efforts at Children’s. Research focuses on better understanding of Rett Syndrome, new treatments and, ultimately, a cure.
Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by US News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 42 other states and 10 foreign countries last year, representing more than 653,000 outpatient visits and nearly 14,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at www.childrensal.org.