We’re happy to help this organization so that they can fund research on the GRIN2B gene.
EVANSTON, Ill. (PRWEB)
September 16, 2019
Little Steps Pediatric Therapy will be one of the sponsors of the GRIN2B Foundation’s first cocktail reception fundraiser. Gather for GRIN2B will be held on Monday, October 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Found Kitchen and Social House in Evanston.
Proceeds from the event will help support families and individuals affected by GRIN2B-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder. This rare condition results from changes to the GRIN2B gene, which is part of a family of seven genes that encode proteins that form a receptor that sends chemical messages between neurons in the brain.
Individuals affected by a GRIN2B variation commonly experience low muscle tone, developmental delays, and delayed/limited speech or a lack of speech, among other symptoms. Some associated conditions and disorders include cortical visual impairment, seizures, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and/or intellectual disabilities.
GRIN2B Foundation is a parent-run organization dedicated to helping individuals and families affected by variations on the GRIN2B gene and furthering research on the gene.
Little Steps Pediatric Therapy focuses on delivering comprehensive and compassionate care to improve the lives of children of all ages. The company’s team of pediatric professionals provide physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and behavior therapy. Little Steps serves patients affected by GRIN2B-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder, and the therapists who deliver that care will attend the fundraiser.
“We’re happy to help this organization so that they can fund research on the GRIN2B gene,” said Jaime Passaglia, founder of Little Steps. “This is a new sponsorship for us, but it’s a relationship we hope to strengthen with our continued support for many years to come.”
To learn more about Gather for GRIN2B and/or purchase tickets for the event, please visit http://www.grin2b.org/Gather-For-GRIN2B.
About Little Steps
Little Steps Pediatric Therapy is a privately-owned company composed of pediatric professionals focused on delivering physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and behavior therapy to children of all ages in the Chicago area. Our team is determined to provide comprehensive and educational care to change the lives of children one step at a time. To learn more, visit littlestepspt.com.
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Published at Mon, 16 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0000