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24 The Hard Way

Erik is running for 24 hours for possibly more than a 100 miles to raise awareness about RTS and to show support for the Special Friends Foundation.  Please consider supporting Erik in this tremendous endeavor by learning more about Erik and donating at  Thank you!

About the Special Friends Foundation

The Special Friends Foundation (SFF) is a nonprofit organization established in 1997 by Chris and Carol Garavente.  Their son, Louis, is diagnosed with Rubinstein Taybi Syndrome (RTS). 

The Special Friends Foundation is dedicated to providing information and resources to individuals with RTS and their families.  

The success of the Special Friends Foundation is made possible by the generous donations made by “Special Friends” to the Foundation.  This generosity enables the SFF to be a Special Friend, in helping children with RTS and their families to have access to the resources they need. 

It is in a loving home, that each child will reach their greatest potential.