Saturday, November 17, 2012

2012 Ornaments Released!

We appreciate so many people being so supportive of the new ornaments and our campaign. The Kate Foundation website is now updated and active to receive new orders for the 2012 ornaments. Thank you again!

The link is here:

Rett Lily Pond

2012 Kate Foundation Ornament
Introducing:  Rett Lily Pond

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Rett Marrakesh

2012 Kate Foundation Ornament
Introducing:  Rett Marrakesh

Here We Go

We had it all planned out.  This year, we’d order inventory early.  This year, all of the planets would align and ornament ordering, distribution and fulfillment would be seamlessly orchestrated with a savvy 2012 marketing effort.  The wondrous hum of ornament packages moving along the conveyor belt and out to eager supporters would fill the air.    

Then we got hit by a hurricane.  Again.  Shortly before our 2011 Gala, we’d been hit by Hurricane Irene.  No power, no cell phones and lots of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  During this year’s storm, we spent some quality time at a Holiday Inn and were displaced a few additional days from our house to resolve some damage to our property.  Just as contractors were about to start working on our house, we were delayed again by about a foot of snow.  It’s become the Land of the Lost Three Weeks.  Look, a Sleestack.

We’re not complaining (too much), but a hurricane will put a wrench in your glass ornament plans every time.   So here we are, almost fully recovered, ready and rearing to go with the new ornament introductions.

We’ll introduce each of the four new ornaments over the next four days, one a day, and by this weekend the website interface will be active and ready to receive orders for the 2012 ornaments.  We will begin shipping the new ornament orders beginning Nov. 26, 2012.

Thanks to everyone who has been asking about the new designs and we appreciate all of your support of the Kate Foundation and Rett syndrome research.

Friday, November 9, 2012


Congratulations to Rachel and Jason Rothschild and so many other tri-state area Rett families for spearheading the Rett Syndrome Research Trust NYC event last night.  Despite the last few challenging weeks of hurricanes, snowstorms and power loss in the region, hundreds of people attended.  It was held at a magnificent venue, the Broad Street Ballroom in the heart of Manhattan’s Wall Street district.  Our friend Stefanie Gutierrez, mother of four-year-old Anna who passed away in September from complications due to Rett syndrome, gave a brave and beautiful speech about Anna and the importance of reversing Rett syndrome.  It was a great night and congratulations again to RSRT and all the families and volunteers who organized it.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Vote for the Donut

Kate came with me early this morning to the polling place and was all smiles.  We went to the bakery afterward and she cast her own enthusiastic vote for a honey-glazed donut.  The term limit for that poor donut was about 90 seconds.