Down Syndrome Organizations Give to Research

Categories: Meet Our Friends, News, Other, Why Support Research?
We are proud to be affiliated with those in the community who help individuals with Down syndrome (Ds) and their families make sense of early childhood interventions, individualized education plans (IEPs), strategies for inclusion, and most importantly, create a welcoming environment that celebrates the abilities in people with Ds and connects them to one another. …

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LuMind RDS Board Welcomes Paul Murasko and Sarah Wernikoff

Categories: Other

When a nonprofit succeeds there is usually a strong board working tirelessly to nurture and steer the organization towards the full actualization of its mission and vision. This is true of the LuMind RDS Board of Directors who give much more than financial gifts to the organization — they also give their time and share their networks. …

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LuMind RDS Research Partner Jamie Edgin Wins $2.9 Million Grant

Categories: Blog, Clinical Trials, Ds / Alzheimer's Connection, Ds Research, Meet Our Friends, News, Other, Why Support Research?
This holiday season, LuMind Research Down Syndrome is celebrating Dr. Jamie Edgin and her newly awarded five-year, $2.9 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) to expand research on developing the Arizona Cognitive Testing Battery. Dr. Jamie Edgin is an assistant professor of psychology and serves as the associate head …

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President Obama Signs 21st Century Cures Bill into Law, Offering New Hope

Categories: Blog, Ds / Alzheimer's Connection, Ds Research, News, Other, Why Support Research?
In November, LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation joined with the National Health Council as a co-signatory on a post-election letter to Congress, urging lawmakers to move a legislation forward that hopes to speed the development of treatments and cures. Of the 217 organizations undersigning the letter of support, representing a widely diverse community of patients and family caregivers, LuMind …

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Race for the eXtraordinary: Negative Splits for the Win

Categories: Blog, Other, Runners Program

Why should you aim to run a negative split in your next race (marathon, half marathon, 10-miler, even 10Ks and 5Ks)? For one, you’ll win a new pair of running shoes, courtesy of New Balance (if your race is a marathon). In addition, you’ll save yourself from the pain and agony of a tough breakdown late …

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