Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Caught Being Awesome

Rett Syndrome is a journey. It can be a long, tough journey. There are good days and bad days -- and then sometimes there is that moment in time when someone comes along and makes it an AWESOME day.

Now that school is back in session for most everyone, we want to kick off our new campaign - "Caught Being Awesome!" Yep! You get to catch people doing great things.

What kinds of people? People who play a role in the life of a Rett Girl.

What kinds of things? If you are a Rett parent, it might be a special needs teacher that created new boards for the speech generation device without you even asking, or your doctor who gathered the latest Rett Syndrome research for you “just in case” you had not seen it. OR maybe your child’s 1:1 aide organized an amazing game at recess being sure that your daughter was fully included. Who knows, it just might be your next door neighbor that helped her kids set up a lemonade stand and surprised you with the money to make a donation to GP2C in your daughter’s honor. 

If you know a Rett Girl, it might be seeing her bus driver make that extra effort to get the temperature just right on the bus, or seeing a peer in school reach out to communicate and help.

All around, there are people showing a little bit of awesome, and we want to help you acknowledge them!   

Simply fill out the nomination form and let us know a little bit about your nominee and their awesomeness.

What happens when someone is caught being awesome? Freebies and Prizes of course!

Here are a few things we are doing to help you celebrate them:

1. Get 10 free "Caught Being Awesome" postcards in the mail to hand out to folks you want to acknowledge.

2. If you submit their contact info and story, we will contact them plus send them a thank you email and CBA graphic to post online. If they give us permission, we will also share their story on our CBA blog and on Facebook.

3. All nominees submitted during the month of September will be entered into a RAFFLE DRAWING. Each week in October, we will select one nominee at random to win a gift certificate to the GP2C store. The best story will receive our GRAND PRIZE which is a choice of spa treatment or iTunes gift card for both the nominator and the nominee ($100 value).

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