Aug
9
Thu
Research and Retreat Weekend 2018 @ Cincinnati Great Wolf Lodge
Aug 9 – Aug 12 all-day

Research and Retreat Weekend 2018

One weekend, one location, lots of families, activities, learning and fun– all the weekend of

August 9-12, 2018 at the Cincinnati Great Wolf Lodge!

IMDSA’s Research & Retreat is teaming up with the International Down Syndrome Coalition (IDSC) Family Weekend at the Cincinnati Great Wolf Lodge in Ohio. IMDSA and IDSC’s annual events are combining into one fabulous weekend!

Join LuMind RDS’ President and CEO, Hampus Hillerstom, on Saturday 8/11 at noon for his presentation, “On The Verge Of Breakthroughs”.

 For more information, visit https://www.imdsa.org/research-and-retreat

Sep
20
Thu
Funding Futures New York @ City Winery
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

Jan
19
Sat
Funding Futures Chicago 2019 @ Fitzgerald's
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm

7th Annual Funding Futures Chicago!

Save the date and mark your calendar for Saturday, January 19th, 2019 from 7-midnight.

We are going to light up the night at Fitzgerald’s in our continued support of cognition research dedicated to improve learning, provide greater independence and prevent the onset of early Alzheimer’s disease for people with Down syndrome. Tickets available soon at www.fundingfutures.us

SILENT AUCTION – LIVE MUSIC – GOOSE ISLAND CRAFT BEERS – FABULOUS FOOD, WINE & SPIRIT

Feb
17
Sun
2019 Austin Marathon, Half and 5K @ Downtown
Feb 17 all-day

Join our Austin Half Marathon Team as we hit the pavement to raise money for Down syndrome research!!! Take on the streets of this great city in one of the best half marathons in the US.  Make your miles count with and chance to run free AND make a difference in the lives of people with Down Syndrome.

February 17th, 2019.  For more information visit our Austin Half Marathon Information Page.

 

Feb
24
Sun
2019 Disney Princesses Half Marathon @ Walt Disney World Resort
Feb 24 all-day

You’re invited to join us for the most magical race weekend on Earth at Walt Disney World® Resort where your favorite classic Disney characters are the hosts! With race distances for all skill levels, including Kids Races, a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon, participants will enjoy special Disney entertainment on course and earn one-of-a-kind Disney finisher medals. Plus, runners can take on race challenges to earn even more bling. Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran runner, everyone can experience the magic of running through Walt Disney World® Resort!

Mar
1
Fri
7th Annual Night of Art & Blues for LuMind RDS @ The Brick
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Brick @ 1145 Northside Blvd, South Bend
8:00 pm — March 1, 2019

It is going to be a great night, with over 250 people, an open bar, lots of great food, live blues band.

Tickets start at $50pp.  For more information and to purchase tickets to the Arts & Blues event please go to www.artnblues.com.

 

 

 

 

Mar
7
Thu
Webinar: Implant for Severe Sleep Apnea: Where are we now?
Mar 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Webinar: Implant for Severe Sleep Apnea: Where are we now?

 

Join us for a free live webinar on Thursday, March 7 @4pm EST.

Find out more about hypoglossal stimulation and how it can be used to treat sleep apnea. The implant is currently FDA-approved in adults, but the clinical study led by Dr. Hartnick is focused on expanding access for children. Dr. Hartnick will also share a hypothesis with very preliminary data on how this might help with speech.

To register, visit http://bit.ly/SleepApneaAdvances

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Mar
17
Sun
2019 New York City Half Marathon
Mar 17 all-day

Team LuMindRDS Runners as we run one the streets of NYC on March 17th!  If you would like to be a part of our 2019 team email Katie Coughlin at RunforDs@lumindrds.org

Click here to learn more about United Airlines NYC Half Marathon 

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Mar
21
Thu
WDSD – Virtual Run/Walk
Mar 21 all-day

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Join the WDSD 321 Virtual Run/Walk – Actively Support Ds Research

World Down Syndrome Day (3/21) and, here at LuMind Research Down Syndrome, we’re wondering how YOU plan to celebrate.

Won’t you join us in *actively* showing your support of Down syndrome cognition research by signing up to participate in the World Down Syndrome Day 321 Virtual Run/Walk event?  This “virtual” event is an opportunity for people across the world to come together to advocate and self-advocate for persons with Down syndrome. We have a goal to unite a team of supporters across the world in raising funds for Down syndrome research by team fundraising throughout the month of March 2019.

To participate, we ask that you commit to taking part in some kind of physical activity throughout the month of March involving any sort of variation of the numbers 3-2-1.  Then on WDSD (3/21) post pictures, or video, of your 3-2-1 activity on our Facebook Group.  Participate on your own, or rally a team to help you participate and fundraise.  After registering, we encourage you to set up your fundraising page and ask friends and family for their support.  We have some great fundraising prizes for this year’s teams

Anyone who registers for the event will receive a cotton t-shirt and a medal, but only those registrations received before March 1 are guaranteed receipt of their shirt by March 21, 2019.

Some ideas:

  • Commit to walking or running 3.21 miles
  • Swim 321 laps in the pool
  • Hop on the elliptical or Stairmaster for 32.1 minutes

Don’t be afraid to get creative! We’ve had participants send us their photos of going for a run along Route 321 or commit to running 3.21 miles EVERY day throughout the month of March!

Whatever activity you decide to do from lacing up your running shoes, snap on your helmet, or dive in as part of the World Down Syndrome Day 321 Virtual Run/Walk and support cognition research!

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Mar
23
Sat
MDSC Annual Conference @ DCU Center
Mar 23 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Shaping the Future: The State of Down Syndrome Research Today

The 35th Annual Conference at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA on March 23rd.

We’re proud to partner with the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) team to collaborate and sponsor their first research-focused event for families — Shaping the Future: The State of Down Syndrome Research Today.

This year, the community will gather to delve deep into the promising developments in Down syndrome research and the exciting potential it has for the future with session topics including:

innovative clinical trials and studies underway nationwide that have promise to make a difference in people’s lives

the latest research on sleep apnea, nutrition and obesity behavior, inclusive education, clinical care medical and neurodevelopmental conditions, speech and language pathology, and Alzheimer’s disease

information on the latest groundbreaking research into “silencing the extra chromosome.”

how to participate in Down syndrome-specific research studies, including the National Institute for Health’s DS Connect portal.

The offerings address the needs of people with Down syndrome from childhood through aging adult with useful information for self-advocates, siblings, grandparents, support providers, education and medical professionals, and researchers.

To learn more and take advantage of the early-bird registration rates, visit the conference website before March 11.