A second annual event for families affected by Rett Syndrome will take place at the Capitol building Saturday.
The international Blue Sky Girls event will take place closest to State Street at 10 a.m. Attendees are asked to wear purple, the Rett Syndrome awareness color, to show support.
City of Madison firefighters will attend the event and assist girls that need assistance climbing to the top. Madison Fire Department Chief David will also participate.
Governor Scott Walker recently signed a proclamation declaring October to be Rett Syndrome Awareness Month. Twenty-four states and seven countries will participate in similar ceremonies simultaneously.
Climbing stairs is a symbolic gesture, said a press release, because climbing takes you upward and forward. The majority of girls and women with Rett Syndrome are unable to walk or climb stairs unassisted, the press release said.