GIRL POWER 2 CURE INC

Rating: 5 stars   78 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 626 S 8th Street Amelia Island FL 32034 USA

Mission: To raise awareness and research funds for Rett Syndrome, a severe neurological disorder that primarily affects girls.

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I heard about Ingrid Harding and Girl Power 2 Cure through her uncle in Merritt Island, Florida. When I went to the GP2C website, I was amazed at how much this organization had accomplished. Ingrid is a mother who, after having a daughter with Rett Syndrome, went on a mission to help others. She is a fantastic role model for people who want to make a difference. I asked Ingrid to speak at Epsilon Sigma Alpha's (ESA) leadership meeting in October, 2013, and she was so inspiring that ESA has had fundraisers around the state to help raise awareness of Rett Syndrome and fund research. My ESA Chapter, Nu Alpha, recently had a fashion show fundraiser at Dillard's in Merritt Island and it was very successful. Many people came up to me, after hearing about Rett Syndrome, and told me they had no idea what Rett Syndrome was and they were happy to be able to contribute to this worthy cause. ESA will continue to support GP2C, and we pray that a cure will be available soon.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This was my first year assisting Kelly and her family in the fundraiser. I was and still am very excited to help. A little background on why. My son was in Brooklyn's classroom last year. They became great friends as well as I did with the teacher, Brooklyn's aunt. As we begun to draw closer the family who would come in and assist Brooklyn would explain Rhett, and what it does to the body. They have so much passion and conviction for what they do that it drew me in. I too wanted to play my part. So, I asked local business for donations and to hang posters. The night of the event drew closer and I didn't know what to expect so I got to to the venue early. There the family was setting up tables and running all over the place, it was chaos, however it was organized. I asked where I could help, as the night wore on I was overwhelmed by all the love and support of the community. In my eyes it was a huge success and I look forward to participating next year at the same level of compactity or more.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Joyful is how I would describe GP2C. Having worked in the not-for-profit arena for over 8 years, I have been so very impressed with the spirit of joy that permeates GP2C in every aspect of their organization, from special events, to their vision for our girls and the supportive way they look out for each other. Seeking a cure is important; but so is supporting the families that are finding their way through this new world they have found themselves in. Ingrid has grown a family of support and her staff shares her vision. As a grandmother of a Rett girl, my appreciation for what they do and how they do it is boundless. GP2C has made our lives better and allowed us to pass that on to others.

I am looking forward to many more special events where I can help educate and spread awareness of Rett Syndrome and - of course, raise money for a cure.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Wish for more of what they already do so well.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have only volunteered for one event with GP2Cure, but after my experience, I cannot wait for next year! I had no idea what type of impact this event was going to have on me....I was welcomed with open arms and really made a part of the GP2Cure family. I have never been so honored to be a part of something that I didn't know that much about previously. Every person I encountered during that event was incredible. The Brooks family has become such a role model for me in regards to how I want to raise my family. Their family and friends are a tribute to what amazing people they are. I sincerely appreciate them allowing me to be a part of something so special.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered for several years in the local GP2Cure fund raiser and am able to see the positive results that this organization does. I have also been the physical therapist for several little girls with this impairment and personally witness the wonderful connections that families have with this great organization. GP2C provides a lifeline for families that cannot be met by any one other than those who are experiencing the same challenges with their daughters.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I never heard of Rett Syndrome until I met this sweet girl, Laura. Her family and friends from her school love her so much that I wanted to be a part of raising awareness and fund for research. If you are looking for a non-profit charity organization to help, GP2C is perfect; it is filled with awesome volunteers with great energy!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had a great time, and saw many friends. I won several items at the silent auction, including a baby quilt. I gave it to a friend who is having her first baby and she loved it!

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The mission of GP2C to raise awareness of and support families with girls afflicted with Rett Syndrome is carried out by Ingrid Harding and her dedicated team. I recently had the opportunity to work with this amazing group when co-chairing a charity golf torunament to raise funds for this worthy cause. I was impressed by the professionalism, vigor, and unwavering passion of the GP2C organization as they facilitated the tournament to fulfill our common goals of raising awareness, support, and funding for Rett Syndrome. GP2C is a truly inspiring non-profit to work with and support.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Newcomers Ladies Golf Club of Amelia Island recently hosted a charity golf tournament to help raise funds for GP2C. Our Golf Club worked hard to obtain sponsors, donors and a field of golfers. However, preparing for this event would have been so much harder without the guidance and support of the Girl Power 2 Cure staff of Ingrid Harding, Jen Stallings and Claudia. These ladies are totally dedicated to the Girl Power 2 Cure Family. You can see it by the smiles on their faces each time we would sign up another sponsor, donor or golfer. I am personally proud to say I am a true believer of the organization and their continuous efforts to find a cure for Rett Syndrome and help the families and their daughters dealing with the challenges Retts brings to their everyday lives.
I thank God everyday for connecting me with Girl Power 2 Cure. Sometimes there are charitable organizations, which are not so trustworthy. But Girl Power 2 Cure is not one of those organizations. Feel confident your generosity is used to benefit Rett Girls in every way possible.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes to the organization, however, I would love to see more Rett Syndrome awareness and potential research information out there to better inform the public.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

GP2C helps raise awareness, connect families, answer questions, and provides overall support to help families receiving a Rett Syndrome diagnosis learn to cope with what the future holds. This organization and the people who make it up are AMAZING individuals and the work they do is absolutely priceless. I'm forever grateful that GP2C exists.....our family would be lost without them!

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