Smith & Wilkinson is proud to sponsor Rip it for Rett North for the third year in a row, a charity golf tournament to sponsor RettSyndrome.org. Rett Syndrome is a neurological disorder which affects approximately 10,000 children, mostly girls, born worldwide each year. Funds raised by The Rip It for Rhett North tournament go towards research, support, and empowerment for people living with Rhett Syndrome and their families.
Rett Syndrome is caused by a gene mutation, a fact discovered within only the last twenty years. Currently there is no cure for Rett syndrome, but studies have shown that restoring function to the mutated gene may lead to a cure. Clinical trials and studies for potential treatments represent hope not only for a cure but for therapies or medications that may make life easier for people with Rett Syndrome and their families. Events like Rip it for Rett contribute to furthering this crucial research towards a cure.
This year, the Rip it for Rett tournament will take place on Friday June 24 at Dunegrass Country Club in Old Orchard Beach, ME. There’s plenty of time to register your own team at Rip it for Rett’s website or Facebook page. For more information about Rett Syndrome, please visit www.rettsyndrome.org.