Run for Rett 2018

June 28, 2018

 

From Left: Kimberly, Whitney, Dr. Megan Bond & Deanna with their babies post race.

From Left: Kimberly, Whitney, Dr. Megan Bond & Deanna with their babies post race.

Earlier this month, several of our staff members participated in the 9th annual Run for Rett Syndrome 5k Run/Walk. The run begins at Tumwater Historical Park and follows a beautiful path winding around Capitol Lake. This event supports the Northwest Rett Syndrome Foundation, a local organization which assists families of children with Rett Syndrome. Cramer and Bond Dentistry is a proud sponsor of this event, which is orchestrated by the hard work of Lauren Cramer. She works tirelessly every year to make this event a success.

As many of you may know, Lauren and Dr. Adam Cramer’s oldest daughter Ella has Rett Syndrome, which makes this a cause very dear to our hearts. If you’ve never heard of this disorder, that’s probably because it’s pretty rare. According to rettsyndrome.org it is described as “a rare non-inherited genetic postnatal neurological disorder that occurs almost exclusively in girls and leads to severe impairments, affecting nearly every aspect of the child’s life: their ability to speak, walk, eat, and even breathe easily. The hallmark of Rett syndrome is near constant repetitive hand movements while awake. Cognitive assessment in children with Rett syndrome is complicated, but we know that they understand far more than they can communicate to us, evidenced by their bright and attentive eyes, and their ability to express a wide spectrum of moods and emotions.”

We enjoy getting together as coworkers and sharing this event with many of our patients. This is a family friendly event that includes a free “Kids Dash.” The park is also a great place to hang out post-race. If you enjoy 5K races head to RunOly to see a full list of local runs taking place throughout the rest of the year! 

 


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