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October Events 

See what we are bringing awareness to and what activities Bella Smiles for Developmental Disabilities are participating in throughout the month. 

October Month: National Rett Syndrome Awareness Month  

Rett Syndrome is a genetic neurological disorder that affects growth, motor skills, movement, and coordination. There is no cure for 1 in every 10,000 females (it is even rarer for males to have Rett Syndrome). Because of how rare it is life expectancy is unknown but the older a patient gets the higher their chance to develop major issues increases. Some issues that can occur as a patient with Rett Syndrome grows older are seizures, lack of mobility, cardiac difficulties, and pneumonia. With Research, therapy, treatments, and medicine patients with Rett Syndrome can help slow down its progression, help with symptoms, and improve the patient's quality of life. Join and partner with us at Bella Smiles for DD, the International Rett Syndrome Foundation, and the whole Rett Syndrome family because they are ALL IN this October to bring awareness.

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October 27, 2023 5pm-7pm Friday Rett Syndrome Awareness Sensory Play Event 

We are hosting an Inclusive Sensory Play Event to bring awareness for Rett Syndrome. On Friday, October 27th at Kaleidoscope Family Gym in Puyallup from 5pm to 7pm come and have inclusive creative, imaginative and sensory play. Learn about Rett Syndrome and our programs, goals and mission. 

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October 29, 2023 12pm-6pm  Sunday  Taswira Dia De Los Muertos Market Vending  

On Sunday, We are vending at Taswira in Seattle for their Dia De Los Muertos Market. There will be plenty of holiday venders and Halloween "trick or treat". Taswira is an African Gallery located at 510 Occidental Ave S, Seattle WA 98104

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October 14, 2023 10am-4pm  Saturday Fall into the Holiday Bazaar Vending Event 

On Saturday October 14, 2023 we will be vending at the Emanuel Lutheran Church’sFall in to Holidays Bazaar in Yelm.  We will be there from 10am to 4pm selling exclusive Bella Smiles for DD products and bringing awareness. These items were made by the mothers of  the children we help get services in Uganda. There is a variety of African Art items to purchase to support us. Can't wait to see your there. 

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