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Hi Everyone,


My name is Kim Preston.  I have recently set up a team to

participate in the November 4th 2017 Spartan Race at

Fenway Park in Boston.  The name of the team is called

Rough, Tough, Shauna (RTS) in honor of my niece,

Shauna Sperou, and her rare disease, Rothmund-Thomson



When we decided to call the Spartan team “Rough, Tough

Shauna”…It was because that is exactly what Shauna is!!

She faces challenges everyday for things that we all take

for granted and she is always smiling! I have done a lot of

fundraising in the past...for Breast Cancer, schools and

sports, but this is the one that really means the most to me!!

I would love to get awareness out about this rare disease

and raise money for research.  I figure if Shauna (and others

that share this disease) can go through what they do…I can

certainly make it through (or at least give it my best) a Spartan race!!


Thank you for supporting our team by donating to this cause that is so dear to my heart!





If you would like to join our Spartan team, please contact me at


Thank you so much!!!

Critical Years for Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome Foundation

To read a letter from the RTSF Chairman click here.

Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome (RTS) is a rare genetic disorder that can affect people of all races and nationalities. Symptoms often first appear during infancy, usually between three and six months of age, in the form of a skin rash on the cheeks. Patients can have just a few or several features of the syndrome.


The Mission of the Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome Foundation is to foster worldwide awareness and education about RTS and related disorders and to encourage research through support of scientists and physicians devoted to studying the clinical spectrum, molecular and cellular basis of RECQL4 and related syndromes.




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