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.
It is that time of year again!!!!!!!!
Michael Ellis is running the Milwaukee's Lakefront Marathon!!! Michael generously donates all the money he raises through First Giving to the Special Friends Foundation.
Please consider showing your support by donating at
The Special Friends Foundation is honored to have Michael run this event and year after year donate the proceeds to the Special Friends Foundation. We would like to thank Michael and his training buddies, Terri, Cate and Addie, as they are truly a team who shows what Special Friends are all about. Special Friends are sometimes the givers and sometimes the receivers, but most importantly they are always there for you.