The auction offers two “friends and family” seats to the concert at the Air Canada Center in Toronto on July 11 or 12, along with backstage passes. Proceeds from the auction will go to the International Rett Syndrome Foundation, a charity that funds research for treatments and a cure for Rett syndrome while enhancing the overall quality of life for those living with Rett syndrome by providing information, programs, and services.
Rett syndrome causes problems in brain function that are responsible for cognitive, sensory, emotional, motor and autonomic function. These can include learning, speech, sensory sensations, mood, movement, breathing, cardiac function, and even chewing, swallowing, and digestion. It is a unique developmental disorder that is first recognized in infancy and seen almost always in girls, but can be rarely seen in boys. It has been most often misdiagnosed as autism, cerebral palsy, or non-specific developmental delay.
To take part in the auction, which closes on July 7, click here.