The 2017 Judi Masters Award honors AlloSource


Judi Masters was an incredible promoter of knowledge and information about Rett Syndrome. She engaged her community in supporting all children with Rett. She made amazing inroads into building this awareness. In fact many past and existing RMRA board of directors and volunteers got involved thanks to Judi’s tireless efforts.

Judi came to Rett like most of us. When her granddaughter Caitlyn Masters received a Rett Syndrome diagnoses, she became part of this group nobody asks to be part of. When Judi died four years ago, RMRA decided to name the award in her honor for her efforts and legacy in promoting awareness and engagement around Rett syndrome. RMRA is now in its third year of giving out the Judi Masters award.

The Judi Masters Award 2017 honors AlloSource, a company that in its day-to-day work is making miracles happen through tissue donation. This caring and value for the act of donation, translates to a caring work culture. AlloSource, through volunteers, matching donations, and even a past-dedicated board member, Chris Wertz, has been a strong supporter of RMRA for many years. AlloSource has served as a model company for supporting causes near and dear to employees, and we’ve benefited from this sharing of time, talent and treasure.

Judi Master Award honors AlloSource

Tom Cycyota, President & CEO and Chris Wertz of AlloSource accept the award from RMRA board members Kara Penn and Bob Shorma. In order from left to right: Kara Penn, Chris Wertz, Bob Shorma and Tom Cycyota.

It is an honor to present the Judi Masters Award to president and CEO Tom Cycyota in recognition of AlloSource’s generosity and commitment to those affected by Rett Syndrome and to RMRA.

“Receiving this award is an honor for AlloSource. The strength and perseverance of families impacted by Rett inspires us to continue supporting the Rocky Mountain Rett Association, which has played a role in assisting those impacted within our staff. As a mission-driven organization, giving back to our local community is important to AlloSource and we’ve been privileged to work with this organization for many years.” – Tom Cycyota, President & CEO AlloSource

Todd and Carol Benjamin received the 1st award in 2015 for helping to found RMRA, and for their tireless efforts to raise money, to help run the walk, and to provide leadership to RMRA as past board members, volunteers and donors— especially in our role with the Clinic.

The 2016 Judi Masters award honored Tim and Tania Moore, previous RMRA board members, for building an incredible community, growing awareness and engagement, helping to grow and run the walk, and raising money to support the Clinic. While both previous awardees are parents to a child with Rett, AlloSource is our first organizational recipient. Congratulations AlloSource!

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