A Pageant for All Girls, Benefitting Rett Syndrome Research

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Forever Angel’s Pageant is a benefit event to raise money for Rett Syndrome research through the International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF).

Rett Syndrome is a devastating childhood neurological disorder with no cure and is the leading genetic cause of severe impairment in females. It strikes at random and deprives little girls of speech, normal movements, and hand use, bends their spines and weakens their bones. It brings seizures, breathing and swallowing difficulties, blood pressure and heart rate instability. It leaves its victims profoundly disabled and dependent on others for every basic need.

She Is Dallas info: The 5th annual Forever Angels Pageant is a pageant for all girls regardless of their disabilities.   Children compete in a natural beauty, casual wear, photogenic, and a talent competition. Regardless of their placement in the pageant all children get a custom angel crown, custom sash, and gifts. The event will be held on October 8th, 2011 at the Hampton Inn, 1700 Rodeo Dr in Mesquite.   Registration for contestants is still open but there are only 4 spots left!   To register, please contact Tracy at foreverangelspageant@yahoo.com.     For more information, please visit the Forever Angels Pageant website.   If you would like to learn more about Rett Syndrome, please visit the International Rett Syndrome Foundation website.   You can also follow IRSF on Facebook and IRSF on Twitter.

The Forever Angels Pageant was started by a little 9 year old girl named Amanda.     Amanda’s dream is that one day their will be a cure for Rett Syndrome and her mission is to make that dream a reality. “I want to see this happen in my lifetime, I want to have children when I grow up. If I have a little girl and she is born with Rett, I will know that I helped save her life.”

Amanda has received a proclamation from the Mayor of Allen, TX and has received a gold presidential pin for her community service efforts.  Last year the pageant raised over $5,000 for IRSF and they are hoping to raise more this year!   Over the past 4 years, the pageant has raised over $14,700.00 for the International Rett Syndrome Foundation.

With your help, researchers are one step closer in finding a cure for Rett Syndrome.

If you want to help, stop by the pageant and purchase some raffle tickets. The prizes include an XBOX 360 with kinect, an Apple IPAD 2 with WIFI, $50 I Tune gift card and a $50 Sears gift card. Good luck!

If you aren’t able to attend the show, please consider a direct donation to IRSF.   Please to write in the comment box that the donation is for the Forever Angels Pageant.

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You can also purchase a Facebook profile banner for a $10 donation made directly to the IRSF website.   Then send an email to gettaggedbytreva@gmail.com to receive your Facebook profile banner.

 

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