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.

Sep
27
Thu
Free Teleconference Tomorrow: Financial planning for Ds
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A lifetime of support:Planning for a
family member who has special needs

Thursday, September 27

2 p.m. EDT

Dial-in info:

Toll free: 1-866-747-5167

Direct: 1-704-665-0860

Passcode: 76495486#

Long-time LuMind RDS friend and supporter, Elizabeth McKenna, CFP, ChSNC, is hosting a complimentary webinar/teleconference along with Shirley B. Whitenack, Esq., to discuss financial planning for a family member who has special needs. McKenna, a Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch, and Whitenack, Co-Chair Elder & Special Needs Practice at Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP, will discuss some of the potential financial, social and legal issues facing parents who have a family member with a disability.

 

They’ll also talk about strategies for:

  • Putting in place the things you want to happen now and after you’re gone
  • Helping ensure your loved one’s current quality of life through supplemental income while maintaining government benefits
  • Preserving your estate for your family or charitable organizations

• Balancing your financial goals for the benefit of your loved one with a disability and your entire household

For further information call Michelle MacDonald at 973-301-7645 or email michellyne.macdonald@ml.com

Oct
11
Thu
The Up of Down: An Insight Into the World of Down Syndrome @ Riland Auditorium
Oct 11 @ 1:30 pm
Don’t miss an informative symposium highlighting Down Syndrome Research progress The Up of Down: An Insight Into the World of Down Syndrome Established by Alexander’s Angels, Inc. in 2007
This program is co-hosted by Alexander’s Angels, Inc. and New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Riland Auditorium Old Westbury, NY 11568 Thursday, October 11, 2018 Time: 1:30 p.m
Please join us for dinner after the symposium.
At Libon Café, Jericho – Price $45
Send cash or check to Alexander’s Angels, Inc. 
425 N Broadway #486, Jericho, NY 11753

 

Oct
13
Sat
Down Syndrome Association of Connecticut Annual Convention @ Sheraton Hotel Hartford South
Oct 13 all-day
DSAC

Join LuMindRDS at the 33nd DSAC Convention on October 13th at the Sheraton Hotel Hartford South

Hampus Hillerstrom, President and CEO of LuMindRDS will be presenting “On the Verge of Research Breakthroughs”: Why We Should Be Excited & Rally Now. Our community, the public and the pharmaceutical industry once thought that therapies to improve health and independence in all ages with Down syndrome (Ds) are too complex. Learn about the recent scientific breakthroughs that challenge this thinking.

  • Alzheimer’s therapies can soon be tested in people with Ds
  • Silencing genes of concern is closer to becoming reality
  • Digital medicine approaches may be prescribed to improve neurocircuitry
  • Anti-inflammatory approaches may benefit Ds
  • Other breakthroughs are ready for rigorous development

 

Stop by our booth 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.

To find out more information about the conference, go to the DSAC website at mydsact.org  Our thanks to DSAC for inviting LuMindRDS and for the conference committee for their exceptional work organizing this conference.

 

 

Dec
13
Thu
Webinar: Blazing a Trail for Down Syndrome Inclusion in Clinical Trials: What’s Next?
Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

Watch this live webinar on Blazing a Trail for Down Syndrome Inclusion in Clinical Trials: What’s Next?

December 13, 2018

1pm EST

Click Here to register

 

Now that Down syndrome research is ready for clinical trials, LuMind RDS is tackling the challenges that prevent individuals with Down syndrome from being included in trials.

In our upcoming webinar on December 13, James Hendrix, LuMind RDS Chief Scientific Officer, reviews the opportunities and challenges of the clinical trial process, from Phase 1 to FDA approval, and why DS-CTN is a game changer.

This webinar will provide families with a clear understanding of what to expect as we enter this exciting next step towards safe and effective interventions to improve health and independence for all individuals with Down syndrome.

 

 

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
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 

   Angela Amick - post race Matt Amick - post race Stephanie Mallick