Dozens participate in Strollathon for Retts Syndrome
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HOBOKEN -- Dozens of families participated in Strollathon for Rett Syndrome at Maxwell Place in Hoboken over the weekend.

The International Rett Syndrome Foundation has raised $8 million in the last 10 years by encouraging local families to host Strollathons in their area.

According to the group's website, "Rett Syndrome is a unique postnatal neurological disorder that is first recognized in infancy and seen almost always in girls, but can be rarely seen in boys. [The] syndrome has been most often misdiagnosed as autism, cerebral palsy, or non-specific developmental delay. Rett syndrome is caused by mutations on the X chromosome on a gene called MECP2."

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