Silent Angels race puts research to combat Rett Syndrome at the center

This is the 11'th annual race held by the Rett Syndrome foundation.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
May 3, 2019 16:27
Silent Angels race puts research to combat Rett Syndrome at the center

Silent Angels race to help those with Rett Syndrome. (photo credit: MARK NOMDAR)

The "Silent Angels" (Rett Syndrome Foundation) annual race will take place on May 11 and will mark the beginning of the first clinical trial in the world to find a cure for Rett syndrome. It is the race's 11th year.


Rett syndrome is a  genetic development disorder that appears mainly in girls. The syndrome is characterized by normal development in the early stages of life, but later a variety of disorders appears: loss of speech, loss of motor skills and more. Despite challenges, many girls with Retts are able to communicate with those around them through their eyes.
"I am excited  to see the great commitment of the hundreds of people who will participate in the race," said Sigal Hertz-Tirosh, director of the Rett Syndrome Foundation.  


Events take place in Ramat Aviv Gimmel and runners head through the agricultural fields of northern Tel Aviv. Runners can take part in 10K, 5K, 3K, 2K races or a 300-meter run. All proceeds will benefit the organization.



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