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We are pleased to announce the 6th annual RhizoKids Fundraiser to raise money for medical research.
“All I Want For Christmas…. Is A Cure”

Friday, July 12, 6:00PM
Carrie Cerino’s, 8922 Ridge Road, North Royalton, Ohio 44133

Tickets for the fundraiser are $40.00 per person and includes dinner and the chance to win $500.

We are looking for Corporate Sponsors, Monetary Donations, and Gift Donations for our many raffles.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange for a Corporate Sponsorship, Donations or Tickets, please contact one of the organization’s committee members listed below for details.

Mindy Lee, President
RhizoKids Ohio Chapter

Debbie Detmayer, Treasurer
RhizoKids Ohio Chapter

Laura Gajewski
Fundraising Committee Member
RhizoKids Ohio Chapter



was founded in 2008 by Mindy Lee and Jeff Cirner, the proud parents of Jake and Jordyn Cirner who both are affected with RCDP Type 2.

We are proud to be a 501 (c) (3) Organization.

The primary objective of Rhizokids is to raise awareness of RCDP, (Rhizomelic Chondrodysplasia Punctata).

Since it’s inception, the Ohio Chapter of RhizoKids has held annual fundraisers. We have raised in excess of $50,000 throughout the years. The monies are being raised for research to help find a cure for this terminal illness.

We are proud to say that we started our first fundraiser 6 years ago with only 100 people in attendance. Our 2012 “Dreaming Of A Cure” Annual Fundraiser/Pajama Party was a great success with 225 in attendance.

Other monies and donations that have been raised in the past by local organizations have included:

      The American Legion in Cuyahoga Heights Hosted a
       Fifty’s Nights and a Motorcycle Poker Run.

     The Ladies Auxillary of The Fraternal Order of The
      Brunswick  Eagles Arie #3505 in Brunswick Ohio hosted
      a Reverse Raffle and donated some of the proceeds.

Some of our upcoming advertising support in 2013 will involve the following:
    Cross Fit - Advertising Support for RhizoKids at the
     April 2013  Tough Mudder Competition

      North Royalton YMCA - Advertising Support for RCDP
      Awareness  and Annual Fundraiser

      Gymnastics Academy of Charleston will be putting on a
      Gymnastics Demonstration with advertising support for
      RCDP Awareness.

We are presently working on our 2013 Fundraiser, "It's Christmas in July" and "All I Want For Christmas...Is A Cure." More Fundraiser Info Here...


RhizoKids Ohio would like to thank everyone for their past support and hope we can continue to count on your support in the future.

Visit our Facebook Page to view photos of past fund raisers!

What is RCDP?
RCDP is an autosomal recessive form of chondrodysplasia punctata characterized by defective plasmalogen biosynthesis and impaired peroxisomes. Read a parent friendly explanation by Mary Ellis, founder of Rhizokids International.
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We are thankful for our supporters who through their donations make it possible to continue research and provide funds for conferences where families learn about RCDP and discover ways to improve the quality of life for their child. Without our supporters, these things would not be possible. Find out how you can be a part of our journey to find a cure for RCDP...
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