BENEFITING: LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation
EVENT: San Francisco Marathon 2015
EVENT DATE: Jul 26, 2015
LuMind Research Down Syndrome's LuMind RDS Runners is the national charity running program advancing Down syndrome cognition research. My wife recently recently wrote a research paper about DS that really inspired me. Now it's time to make the inspiration a reality! The Foundation is the worldwide leader in supporting Down syndrome cognition research. Biomedical research is aimed at developing treatments to significantly improve cognition, including memory, learning and speech, for individuals with Down syndrome. This enables them to participate more successfully in school and lead more active and independent lives. Treatments to avoid the early onset of Alzheimer's disease in persons with Down syndrome are also being explored. Remarkable progress has already been made over a very short time. In fact, three human clinical trials have already begun, less than a decade after the support of private foundations stimulated the progress of Down syndrome cognitive research. Your support of our LuMInd RDS Runners will help translate these research initiatives into a reality!