Art auction benefits Southeastern Rett Syndrome Alliance

The Art of Giving will be held Sept. 20

The Art of Giving, a charity art auction to benefit the Southeastern Rett Syndrome Alliance, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20, 2012, in the Civitan Center, 1719 Sixth Ave. South. The auction is sponsored by the Research Civitan Club, part of the UAB Civitan International Research Center.

The Art of Giving, a charity art auction to benefit the Southeastern Rett Syndrome Alliance, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Civitan Center. The auction is sponsored by the Research Civitan Club, part of the UAB Civitan International Research Center. Admission is $5.  There will be refreshments, door prizes and the silent auction.

Admission is $5.  There will be refreshments, door prizes and the silent auction.

Art for sale includes photos, microscopic images, paintings, drawings, jewelry, woodworking and class objects. Donations from collectors include international art and memorabilia. Some of the more memorable pieces are an antique white gold diamond ring circa 1930, valued at more than $800 and a white gold with diamonds ladies watch circa 1950, valued at $400.

Silent auction items include a night's stay at Ross Bridge Resort, free rounds of golf at Oxmoor Valley Golf Course and gift packages from Aveda, Virginia Samford Theatre and Jim and Nick's Restaurants.

Rett syndrome is a disorder of the nervous system that leads to developmental reversals, especially in the areas of expressive language and hand use. Rett syndrome occurs almost exclusively in girls and may be misdiagnosed as autism or cerebral palsy. The condition affects about one of every 10,000 children. More information about Rett Syndrome can be found at www.serett.org.

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