FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rettland Foundation Granted 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status
Santa Cruz, Calif.- August 29, 2014: Rettland Foundation is proud to announce that it is now officially a public charity with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Contributions donated to Rettland Foundation are fully tax-deductible retroactive to the founding of the organization on December 12, 2013. Rettland Foundation is also now eligible to apply for government and foundation grants, which will further broaden access to resources and strengthen the ability to serve families participating in clinical trials.
“Obtaining 501(c)(3) status is a significant step for Rettland Foundation,” commented Founder and President Colleen English. “This allows us to expand our fundraising efforts and ultimately better support the families participating in clinical trials for Rett Syndrome.”
The Rettland Foundation seeks to provide financial assistance and emotional support to families participating in clinical trials for Rett Syndrome. We strive to advance treatments for Rett Syndrome by nurturing the critical human component in clinical research.
Rett Syndrome is a neurological disorder that affects roughly 1 in 10,000 girls. The disorder inhibits willful body movement including hand use and speech. It can also produce autistic-like behavior, breathing difficulties and seizures. While there is currently no cure for Rett syndrome, promising clinical trials are ongoing.
The Rettland Foundation Tax Identification Number (EIN) is 46-4291837. The IRS letter granting Rettland Foundation its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status is available upon request. Donation inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can use the pink button below to donate online today.
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Rettland Foundation Founder & President