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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 Syndrome.


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! Please use the button below to donate to the RTSF Spartan Team.






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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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