Ann & Dee’s Memorial 24 Hour Relay Run for Research

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Looking for a FUN way to raise money IMG_0453for LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation without all the stress of planning a complicated event or gala? Take a look at the Ann & Dee’s Memorial 24 Hour Relay Run for Research!

Lisa Arnoa and Matt MacDougall came up with the idea for the the 24 Hour Relay Run for Research three years ago as a way to bring friends, family, and the local community together in support of Down syndrome cognition research. This year, they renamed the event to remember their moms. “Lisa and I wanted to honor our mothers who have been our greatest inspirations and mentors in what life is about … Giving selflessly to help others!” explained Matt.

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What makes the event is the casual and fun atmosphere. While the event is based on the idea of running or walking for a 24 hour period as part of a relay team, there are no strict rules. Lisa and Matt encourage all participants to just stop by to hang with friends and neighbors, do a little running, and stick around for as long as possible. People bring tents and food and enjoy each other’s company. Be warned, though: you might never want to leave after you show up! It’s like one big party to raise support and awareness for Down syndrome research!

Learn more about the Ann & Dee Memorial 24 Hour Relay Run for Research either by checking out the event registration page or by joining the Facebook event page! Consider signing up to join the fun, or make a contribution to any one of the great teams already registered to participate!

A HUGE THANK YOU TO LISA ARNOA AND MATT MACDOUGALL FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND ENTHUSIASM FOR THIS TREMENDOUS EVENT!

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