WDPS Students “Dress Up 2 Cure” Rett Syndrome


On April 1, first-grade students in Deborah Phillips’ class at Washington Drive Primary School helped kick off Autism Awareness month with a special event. They participated in the nationwide fundraising event titled “Dress Up 2 Cure,” during which the students donated their spare change and came to school dressed in a fun, silly way to help spread hope.
Rett Syndrome is a severe neurological disorder that is the most physically disabling form of autism. The Dress Up 2 Cure event was started in 2006 as a way to raise awareness about the disorder.
In addition to dressing up, the students in Ms. Phillips’ class created a Garden of Hope Board, on which they posted good wishes for the people afflicted with Rett Syndrome.