BENEFITING: LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation
ORGANIZER: LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation
EVENT DATE: Dec 03, 2016
My next race is the San Antonio Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon on December 4. I'm sure most of you know the drill by now, I'm fundraising for Lumind/Research Down Syndrome. The LuMind RDS Runners team is consistently in the top 20% of charities fundraising for America’s biggest marathons. LuMind’s vision is a world in which people with Down syndrome are fully included in academic and social environments and where they can live independently as adults, if they so choose. The LuMind RDS Runners Program has been a key fundraising vehicle in this bold mission. Since its inception in 2011, the RDS Runners Program has raised over $650,000 for this very important cause. The money raised by our dedicated runners has helped to provide grants to premier biomedical institutions that are aiming to discover and develop safe and effective drug therapies to enhance learning, memory, and speech for individuals with Down syndrome. In addition, we are supporting very successful research directed towards therapies to address the heartbreaking intersection of Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease. It is so exciting to report that FOUR clinical trials testing potential treatments are underway, which is AMAZING progress in a relatively short period of time.
The mission of the LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation is to stimulate biomedical research that will accelerate the development of treatments to significantly improve cognition, including memory, learning and speech, for individuals with Down Syndrome.
LuMind Research Down Syndrome’s Runners is the national charity running program advancing Down syndrome cognition research. Your support of LuMind RDS Runners will help translate research into drug therapies to significantly improve cognition, including memory, learning, and speech in people with Down syndrome.
Let's race for the Extraordinary!
Thanks for the support!