Parker's Heroes is trying to hit one out of the park! Join Mike & Lara as they run 4 races between now and 12/8/2014 for Research Down Syndrome. Lara even went for the "big one" and is doing a full marathon in Chicago with the RDS Runners team. Join our team and help us reach this HUGE goal. We know with everyone's help we can make it!
Lara & Mike - DL Half on 8/31/14 - Lara was first female finisher in 5K, 4th in age group with a PR of 1:39!
Lara - Chicago Marathon on 10/12/14- Lara finished in 3:33! A Boston qualifier!!! 2016 here we come!
Lara & Mike - WDW Wine & Dine Half Marathon on 11/8/2014 - Lara & Mike BOTH had PR's - Lara was 2nd in age group 1:38:33 for Lara and a HUGE PR for Mike & 2:10:31
Lara - San Antonio Rock n Roll Half Marathon 12/7/2014- BIG PR for Lara 1:35:46 and she met Meb!!! What a way to finish out "official" 2014 running season!
Important things are happening NOW in Down syndrome research because of organizations like Research Down Syndrome (RDS). Currently, three human clinical trials are underway. The trials are being conducted by Roche Laboratories, Balance Therapeutics and Elan Pharmaceuticals. The Roche and Balance trials are investigating compounds that are shown to restore more balanced neuro-transmission, and improved learning, in mouse models. The Elan trial is testing a compound that may reduce beta-amyloid aggregation. This aggregation is a contributor to plaque formation observed in persons with Alzheimer's disease.None of this research would be possible without donations and unfortunately Down syndrome research is UNDERFUNDED!
Join us in our efforts to raise awareness and funding for Down syndrome research...scientific studies aimed at developing treatments to improve memory and learning in persons with Down syndrome.
Please donate here, and form your own team to Run Research Down Syndrome (RDS), a non-profit foundation that supports Down syndrome cognitive research. The potential of these treatments to address Down syndrome cognitive dysfunction is tremendous - improving memory, learning and communication – and expanding and enhancing life opportunities for these individuals.
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More info on Research Down Syndrome: http://www.researchds.org/