By Adrienne Fawcett
Can you help a local family with a simple Facebook voting contest? Chase Bank is hosting a contest in which it will donate $5,000,000 to non-profit organizations, and a Lake Forest family is hoping to drum up support for Rett Syndrom Research Trust. The contest ends on Sept. 19—so if you’re going to vote, please vote now!
Ann Papesch’s two-year-old daughter has Rett Syndrome, a development disorder that is mostly seen in girls and is sometimes mistaken for autism, cerebral palsy or non-specific developmental delay. Ann said she knows five families in Lake Forest/Lake Bluff with daughters or granddaughters who have this rare, neurological disorder.
She alo said medical studies have shown the reversal of Rett symptoms in mice, and that human trials are underway. This is why the Chase contest is so important.
“Chase is donating $5,000,000 to charities, and Rett Syndrome Research Trust is so very close to being awarded $100,000 but we need more votes to get there,” said Ann.
You can vote on Facebook
or at www.ChaseGiving.com.
Recently, Gov. Pat Quinn proclaimed October “Rett Syndrome Awareness Month.”