CHICAGO – Stratosphere Networks, a Chicago-based managed services provider, has donated to the Bee Active fundraising campaign for GRIN2B Foundation, a parent-run organization committed to furthering research on the GRIN2B gene and supporting individuals and families affected by a GRIN2B diagnosis.
Bee Active for GRIN2B is a free virtual fitness event that encourages supporters to pick an activity and date to participate any time during the month of September. After registering, those taking part in the fundraiser create their own personalized page and ask friends and family members to sponsor their activity. All proceeds go to GRIN2B Foundation and the organization's efforts to support research, raise awareness and provide resources and encouragement to those impacted by GRIN2B-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder.
GRIN2B is a gene on the short arm of the 12 th chromosome and is one of a family of seven genes involved in encoding proteins that create a receptor that relays chemical messages between neurons, according to GRIN2B Foundation. Individuals affected by GRIN2B variations can experience developmental delays, speech delay or lack of speech, and low muscle tone, among other symptoms. Several hundred people around the world have been diagnosed with GRIN2B-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder so far.
"We're happy to show our support for GRIN2B Foundation by contributing to Bee Active," said Kevin Rubin, president and CIO of Stratosphere Networks. "Our team is committed to giving back to our community and improving the lives of others in any way we can, so we fully support this fundraising effort to help individuals and families affected by GRIN2B-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder."
Stratosphere Networks has an ongoing relationship with GRIN2B Foundation and sponsored the organization's first cocktail reception fundraiser in 2019, in addition to their first family conference in Atlanta in 2018.
To learn more about Bee Active for GRIN2B and participate, please visit the event website.