Hertz Equipment Rental and Kevin Black Music are proud to bring the Third Annual "Reeling It In For Rett" fishing tournament to Galveston Bay and San Leon’s Topwater Grill.
Mark your calendars! Friday, October 25, 2013 is the date to save for fun, fishing, prizes, burgers and live entertainment by Kevin and Coleton Black.
Kevin has been instrumental in helping bring Rett syndrome to the forefront of national attention for the past ten years. As the father of Cortney, who lost her battle against Rett at the age of 16, he knows exactly what it's like to walk in the shoes of those who deal on a daily basis with this disorder:
"Rett syndrome (RTT) is a neurological disorder, found primarily in females. The girls progress normally up until about 12 to 18 months of age when the characteristics of Rett start to reveal themselves. All the social skills and motor skills they have obtained slowly cease to progress; starting a process of regression to what is the equivalent of living the rest of their life as an infant. They lose use of their hands, the ability to speak and most are bound to a wheelchair. Parents and siblings become 24-hour caregivers, changing their lives forever as well..." Kevin Black
Kevin is now respected as much for his contribution to Rett as he is respected for his top-notch performances.
His brother, Clint Black, currently serves as Honorary Chair for the International Rett Syndrome Foundation’s (IRSF) “Research to Reality: Funding Progress” campaign.
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This year, in lieu of having numerous, separate events as in previous years, we have chosen to limit the local benefit to "Reeling It In For Rett," allowing us to shift our focus towards a new book project. “Raising A Hand” is the vision of ten-year Rett event coordinator, Dave Clements, along with Kevin Black.
The upcoming book is a collection of our country’s best musicians, each one photographed while “raising a hand or two.”
Proceeds from the book will go toward helping fund a cure for Rett syndrome. It is our greatest hope that the book will gain national attention, allowing us to bring awareness of Rett to a greater number of people.
The book is being dedicated to Cortney Black.
Third-year tournament coordinator Brent Jones says,
“Anyone who has ever had a friend or family member touched by this disorder knows the struggles firsthand. Please join us in our fight against Rett syndrome.”
5th Annual Texas Strollathon
Don’t miss the 5th Annual Texas Strollathon, Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 10 AM -1 PM at Rob Fleming Park in The Woodlands. Contact Kenna Seiler