Fairport JV Cheerleaders raise $2,690 for Rett Syndrome awareness | News
The Fairport JV Cheerleaders sold 2690 flowers for their Garden of Hope service project--which raises awareness and research funds for Rett Syndrome.
During the month of October, the girls sold paper flowers for $1. All the flowers they sold were then displayed on the fence surrounding the football field during last week's last home game of the season. The amount of flowers sold, spanned the 100 yard football field from endzone to endzone multiple times. In creating the Garden of Hope, the cheerleaders partnered with Girl Power 2 Cure, an organization that raises awareness and funds for girls with Rett Syndrome.
The Fairport JV Cheerleaders chose the Rett Syndrome because of a little girl in Fairport named Grace. Grace has Rett Syndrome and despite the fact that she can't talk and/or support herself to walk, she has become very fond of the Fairport cheerleaders and coaches. A check for $2,690 was presented to Grace and her family at halftime of the game. The money will be sent to the Rett Syndrome Research Trust.
Rett Syndrome is a heartbreaking neurological disorder that affects little girls and young women around the world. After a normal infancy, a baby girl with Rett Syndrome loses the ability to speak, walk, crawl or use her hands somewhere between the age of one and two. She then faces a future governed by wheelchairs, feeding tubes, seizures, scoliosis, digestive dysfunction and total dependence in all aspects of her life. Because this disorder is caused by a random genetic mutation that impacts the way the brain matures, it can affect any child regardless of race, creed or ethnicity.