The fifth annual Raise the Roof for Rett event will be held Friday, Oct. 28 from 6-10 p.m. at Haven (2525 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, 35233). The event benefits the Suki Foundation for Rett Syndrome and patients with Rett Syndrome at Children’s of Alabama.
The event will feature live music and a dinner buffet, as well as silent and live auctions. Tickets are $65 per person or $120 for a couple. Table sponsorships are available starting at $650 for a reserved table of eight. To register for the event or make a donation, visit www.sukifoundation.org.
Raise the Roof for Rett also includes an online fundraising program through Swell Fundraising. Event participants will have personal online fundraising pages and are encouraged to promote the event via social media. The Suki Foundation has already raised $350,000 of its $500,000 goal, and hopes to reach the goal this year.
Rett Syndrome is a unique developmental disorder that affects one in every 10,000 female births worldwide. It causes severe cognitive impairment including loss of communication and motor skills, reduced growth and unusual breathing patterns. Children’s of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham operate one of the few Rett clinics in the southeastern United States.
The Suki Foundation was created in honor of 7-year-old Sarah Katherine “Suki” Bateh of Hoover, who has Rett Syndrome. The foundation aims to make a difference in the lives of children diagnosed with Rett Syndrome by raising funds to expand and accelerate research efforts at Children’s. Research focuses on better understanding of Rett Syndrome, new treatments and, ultimately, a cure.