February 1, 2016 by ref4rett
Ref4Rett 2016 was another incredibly successful night, with a record breaking 774 people in attendance!!!! Truly amazing.
It is hard to put into words the feeling that we get when we see the Brant Sport Complex full to the brim with so many people who turned out to watch some great hockey and support Elle and Ref4Rett. We work so hard to pull this event together and when we sat in that arena on Saturday night and looked around, it left us feeling breathless and once again so proud to be a part of this community.
The 2015-2016 Ref4Rett season has raised over $25,000 all in support of Rett syndrome research and we couldn’t have done it without of the support of all of the amazing people in this community.
Thank you to Todd Wood and all of his support. The truth is that without his support we wouldn’t have the platform to even host such an event. To our sponsors: Legends Taphouse and Grill, Brantford Nissan, Canadian Home Inspection Services – Stewart MacNamara, Canadian Tire Paris, and Masonite. Thank you to Cindy Hefferan from Now & Always Special Event and Wedding Decor for donating all of the linens so that we could make the room look beautiful. Thank you to Kara Wilson from Wilson Sport Photography for capturing all of the incredible moments of the night. Thank you to the Paris Mounties Alumni and the Ayr Centennials Alumni for agreeing to give of their time and raise money to be a part of this event. To our all of our volunteers, who without, we definitely couldn’t have made the night happen! Thank you to everyone who donated an item to the silent auction or who made a monetary donation. Thank you to Molly Gibbons for her amazing performance of the national anthem. And last, but definitely not least, to all of the people who attended the event – none of our success could have been possible without your attendance.
A very special thank you Elle’s Rett sister, Isabela Campbell, and her parents Scott and Holanda, for making the long drive to Paris to share the evening with us.
Since October 26, 2012 when Elle was diagnosed, we have had to learn to live our lives with hope and faith, and the on-going expression of support really does help to fuel our hearts and gives us the strength to continue on this journey.