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Welcome Disney Princess runners and supporters!

Team GP2C is the charity race team for Girl Power 2 Curea 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is fighting for all of those affected by Rett Syndrome, a debilitating neurological disorder that predominantly affects females (but can also affect boys). Rett Syndrome is the leading genetic cause of severe neurological impairment in girls and is characterized by a single gene mutation that leads to underproduction of an important brain protein known as MECP2.

Kids are born “normal,” but without the protein, begin to lose acquired skills between 1 and 3 years old. Most lose their ability to speak, walk or use their hands, and depend on their families for every part of their day. Complications also include seizures, scoliosis, and the potential for sudden death.

Despite their physical disabilities, girls and boys with Rett Syndrome function at a similar cognitive level to their peers. Amidst the mass confusion in their central nervous systems, they are smart, strong, and waiting bravely for us to unlock the door to a cure and their recovery. Their strength and perseverance inspire people across the globe, just like you!

Today, there is no cure. But Rett Syndrome is potentially CURABLE! Mouse and primate experimental treatments have proven that once MECP2 protein levels are restored to normal levels, symptoms subside.

Please join us, as a runner, donor, or sponsor to help continue the fight to cure Rett Syndrome as we embark on our eleventh year at the Disney Princess Half Marathon Race Weekend. To date, our generous runners, supporters and sponsors have raised over $1.9 million for a cure!

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