Watch this live webinar on Pathways to Novel Cognition Targets with Potential to Help People with Down Syndrome with Dr. Craig Heller, PhD, Stanford
June 26, 2018
Register at http://bit.ly/DsResearchFromStanfordU
The ability to learn and remember is an important aspect of human life that is more difficult for individuals with Down Syndrome. Basic research, however, is leading to new approaches that have the promise of improving impaired cognitive functions. Some of these leads involve understanding the roles that sleep and daily rhythms play in our ability to form long-term memories. Other leads involve understanding and altering the neurochemical pathways involved in memory processing. Still other leads come from molecular knowledge of how genes triplicated in DS influence brain development. In his Webinar, Dr. Heller will discuss recent progress in these areas.
We saved you a spot in the SOLD OUT Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon on July 14.
Run the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon for FREE with LuMind RDS Runners!
Registration for the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon sold out! Missed out? No problem – we’ve saved you a spot.
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Miles for Breakthroughs 5k
July 14th @7:30am
Trinity Skyline Trail
Join the LuMind RDS as we unite for a common cause and raise funds at the 2018 Miles for Breakthroughs 5K. You will be joining a vibrant community of runners who are friends and family of a loved one with Down syndrome – or just enjoy running for a great cause!
Make a difference. By joining LuMind RDS Runners and participating in the Miles for Breakthroughs 5K, your fundraising efforts will go directly to support results-driven research to improve health and independence in persons with Down syndrome all over the world.
Want to connect with other runners at this event and other LuMind RDS Runners events across the country? If you have a passion for staying in shape and a passion for someone with Down Syndrome, please join our facebook group!
2018 NDSC Conference
July 12-15, 2018
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
LuMind RDS is proud to be a Wrangler sponsor of the 2018 NDSC Conference. We are looking forward to reuniting with family and friends on July 12th in Dallas to continue collaborating in our shared goals of improving health and independence in individuals with Down syndrome. Swing by the LuMindRDS Booth located at Booth 6 to learn more about the exciting research that is getting closer to clinical trials and the new LuMind RDS initiatives for the Down syndrome community.
Come join us at Miles for Breakthroughs 5k run/walk at Trinity Skyline Trail July 14th @ 7:30am. To register or donate Click Here
To find out more information about the conference go to the NDSC website. Our thanks to NDSC and the conference committee for their exceptional work organizing this important meeting.
Watch this live webinar on Parental Perspectives on Down Syndrome Research and 5 Ways to Rally for Research with Nicole White, PhD Candidate, Antioch University
July 31, 2018
Register at http://bit.ly/DsFamilySurvey
The LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation and The Bags 4 Breakthroughs Committee invite you to kick off the first Bags for BREAKTHROUGHS Cornhole Tournament.
August 4th Doors Open at 12pm
Scarlet Lane Brewing Company
Team Registration and Sponsorship Info:
|We’ll start with a round robin at 1 pm then play for prizes in winner/loser brackets. Both amateur/casual and pro/expert players are welcome.|
|Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Scarlet Lane Brewing will donate a portion of there proceeds that day to LuMindRDS.|
|Don’t have to throw the bags to join in on the food, beer and music. Come down and cheer on the teams and enter in to win one of our spectacular items!!!
You will be missing out but if you have made other summer plans you can still participate by DONATING. Just click here to help fund research for individuals with Down syndrome
This past January, the sixth annual Funding Futures Chicago (FFC) event raised over $145,000 for LuMind™ Research Down Syndrome Foundation (LuMind RDS) to fund Down syndrome research. Funding Futures began in 2012 when a group of dedicated families in the Chicagoland area decided to host a fundraising event for LuMind RDS (then DSRTF) with live music, food, drinks and a silent auction. Since the first event, FFC has raised over $700,000 for LuMind RDS, and continues to grow. On September 20, Funding Futures New York (FFNY) will make its debut at City Winery in New York City.
“We are excited to bring this event to another city,” says Margie Doyle, Director of Development at LuMind RDS and co-founder of FFC. “Over the last six years, we’ve created a community in Chicago that supports and propels the advancement of Down syndrome research, and we look forward to doing the same in New York.”
The September event will be organized by a new committee established in New York City, comprised of parents, friends and family of children with Down syndrome and LuMind RDS supporters. The committee members include Genevieve Shaw Brown, Rachel Adams, Joan O’Neil Ipsen, Austin Gordon, Joey Orfini, James Orfini and Katie Peraino.
Proceeds from the Funding Futures events support research projects funded by LuMind RDS to prevent Alzheimer’s onset, improve cognition, develop gene therapy and advance understanding. Since 2004, the Foundation has provided $17 million in grants to fund research for individuals with Down syndrome at top institutions including University of California San Diego, Stanford University, University of Arizona, Johns Hopkins, Emory, MIT, and UCONN Health.
For more information on Funding Futures, or if you are interested in joining the Chicago or New York committee, please visit www.fundingfutures.us.
Team of 11 LuMind RDS Runners will take on the mean streets of Chicago in one of America’s Favorite Races!! Help our team reach their goal of raising $25,000 by donating today.
*We have filled our 2018 Team, if you would like to be on our list for 2019 email Katie Coughlin at RunforDs@lumindrds.org
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Join LuMind RDS Runners at the TCS New York City Marathon on November 4th, 2018!
NEW THIS YEAR! Personalized long sleeve running shirts will be provided to runners who raises $2,100 or more by October 1, 2018!
Guaranteed entry into the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon with LuMind RDS Runners will remain open until September 18, 2018. Once you register, you will be directed to set up your charity fundraising page on Applications.
Runners accepted for guaranteed entry between February 28, 2018 and September 18, 2018 are expected to raise a minimum of $3,000 in support of Down syndrome cognition research. Click here to learn more.
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