Hoboken PBA donates to good causes

2/24/2010 Update:

Last week, we saw how the Hoboken PBA donated $11,000 to the NJ Rett Syndrome Association. Today, you can help the cause by visiting MSNBC to take part in their all-day online fundraiser. Read on below…

MSNBC Day for IRSF – February 24th

Something BIG is about to happen and YOU can be a part of it!

MSNBC Rett Syndrome Research to Reality - Hoboken PBA donates to good causesThe International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF) is the recipient of an extremely gracious, generous and incredible donation from ad agency The Vidal Partnership thanks to IRSF Board member Christian McMahan for advertisement design and space for an entire day on www.msnbc.com!

The MSNBC website generates 3 million visitors per day, and likely even more on Feb 24th with coverage of the Vancouver Winter Olympics. This means a whole lot of new people out there will be learning about and donating to the cause we all hold so near and dear to our hearts – Rett syndrome! On this day, IRSF’s website will be unveiling and promoting the newly established Research to Reality campaign which is out of the starting gate with an incredible $1 million Pioneer Fund Matching Grant award.

IRSF hopes this will be the largest online giving day in Rett syndrome history! And to think—it will all be doubled through the matching grant!

How can you help?

  • Visit www.msnbc.com on February 24th
  • Donate whatever amount you feel comfortable with to IRSF on this day
  • If you have not done so already, join Facebook and become an IRSF Fan before February 24th…this can be found at www.facebook.com/rettsyndrome
  • Visit the Research to Reality webpage found under www.rettsyndrome.org Get Involved to learn about this exciting and promising campaign
  • Contact your local NBC affiliates to share this news, as well as your personal connection to Rett syndrome, especially if they have covered your event or story in the past (make sure to reference past coverage date(s), headline, and lead reporter)
  • Encourage your friends, family members, co-workers, contacts and other Rett families to do all of the above as well—it is simple…
    • Forward this story on Hoboken411
    • Add the following statement and attached logo to your email signature, blog, website and/or Facebook status page regularly between now and February 24th: “Visit www.msnbc.com on February 24th to show your support for Rett syndrome!”
    • Make the Research to Reality logo your Facebook image for the day of February 24th and post a reminder to visit www.msnbc.com to your Status
    • Pledge to learn something about Rett syndrome on February 24th and spread the news in support of World Rare Disease Day on February 28th

This is a very exciting opportunity for every one of us affiliated with the International Rett Syndrome Foundation—whether you are a parent, grandparent, relative or friend caring for someone diagnosed with Rett syndrome… or a researcher working feverishly to find the answers to solve the mystery of Rett syndrome…or a clinician or professional advisor to an affected child…or simply just a caring individual who wants to help make a difference in the lives of so many…

Your help is their hope… they are waiting patiently… but now is the time to make a difference. We need YOU!



Helping the Rett Syndrome Association

In case you were unaware of the good things that can come out of the city of Hoboken, here’s a glimpse of just one of the many fine aspects of the Mile Square.

Last night at Tutta Pasta, Vince Lombardi, President of the NJ State PBA Local No. 2 presented a check for $11,000 to Leslie Greenfield, Executive Director of the New Jersey Rett Syndrome Association. This is the third time such a donation has been made to the association.

This initiative was spearheaded by Hoboken Police Sergeant Melissa Gigante, who’s sister in-law has the troublesome affliction. And with cooperation from generous individuals and organizations (including the owner of Tutta Pasta Fortunato Di Natale, Actor Danny Aiello, Detective Bob Fulton, Our Lady of Grace Church, and many others) – an annual comedy night and “Tricky Tray” is organized to raise funds to donate to the Rett Syndrome Association.

Below is a four-minute video recap:

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We invite everyone to learn more about this insidious disorder at the New Jersey Rett Syndrome Association’s Web Site at http://www.njrsa.org or click on the link above. You may also learn more from the International Rett Syndrome Association at http://www.rettsyndrome.org

I hope you will consider supporting this most worthy cause.


Nice to see HPD giving to such a great cause. Bravo, bravo!!