Arkessa Friends Three Peaks Challenge
About the group
A group of friends crazy enough to take on this challenge who want to raise awareness and support the research of a cure for MECP2 Duplication Syndrome.
Our fundraising page.
Fundraising for MECP2 Duplication Fund (Reverse Rett)
MECP2 Duplication Syndrome is caused by a second copy of the gene MECP2 and usually affects little boys.
These boys struggle from an early age, with developmental delay, very little or no speech, floppiness, immobility, difficulties with feeding, seizures, and compromised immune functioning.
But recent research shows that there is great promise for curing MECP2 Duplication Syndrome. Due to the straightforward genetic mutation which causes the syndrome, it is a first-line target for gene therapy.
To date, nearly all MECP2 Duplication Syndrome research worldwide has been funded by families and friends of affected children.
That's why Reverse Rett has established the MECP2 Duplication Fund at Reverse Rett, a designated fund to enable European families of children with MECP2 Duplication Syndrome to impact research into this condition which is closely related to Rett Syndrome.
100% of funds raised via this fund will be delivered to MECP2 research focused projects every quarter.
Homepage of MECP2 Duplication Fund (Reverse Rett).
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This challenge took place on Saturday, 9 September, 2017.
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National Three Peaks Challenge
The National Three Peaks Challenge takes in the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales, often in 24 hours.