The Ontario Rett Syndrome Association is pleased to announce that Al-Terra Engineering based in Edmonton Alberta raised over $30,000 for The Hope Fund in 2019 through their annual charity drive. Kelly Persaud, an employee of Al-Terra who has an 11 year old daughter named Lennox with Rett syndrome, was chosen as one of two charity drive leads. Rather than vote on a charity for the year, Al-Terra’s leadership unanimously decided they should support Rett syndrome research.
Events throughout the year included Pi(e) Day (pie in face competition on 3/14), Rett Syndrome Charity Hockey Tournament, Minute-To-Win-It, Ride or Stride and October Awareness Month. Al-Terra matched donations made by employees and the public at these events. Scroll below for some great photos.
All proceeds from Al-Terra’s charity drive has been added to The Hope Fund. Established in 2014, The Hope Fund provides grants to Canadian scientists conducting research towards the goal of finding a treatment or cure for Rett syndrome. The Hope Fund has funded over $500,000 in Canadian research to date.
O.R.S.A. would like to thank Al-Terra and Kelly for their passion and commitment to the cause. We look forward to sharing details of our 2020 grant recipients later this year.