Affiliate Profile: Thank You Buddy Walk of South Plainfield

Categories: Blog, Meet Our Friends, Why Support Research?

By Veronica Fratta Michele Both is a busy mom of four beautiful children aged 15, 12, 9, and 6. Yet once a year, she finds the time to organize a walk that mobilizes 650 people to support individuals with Down syndrome. Michele’s second child, Kyle, was born with Down syndrome. That October, Michele and family attended …

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Alexander’s Angels: Supporting Every Person in the World with Down Syndrome

Categories: Blog, Meet Our Friends, Why Support Research?

By Veronica Fratta We hear so much about how far a mother will go to help her child, but how about a grandmother?  Well, Esther Gómez-Nieto organized a walk, started an art show, educated college students, started a foundation, and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars—all to support her grandson Alexander and others with Down …

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A Down Pour for Downs

Categories: Blog, Events, Meet Our Friends

Probably everyone would have preferred sunny warm weather, but spirits were the only thing not dampened at the Alexander’s Angels Buddy Walk October 11 on Long Island. Esther Gomez-Nieto, president of Alexander’s Angels and her board members put together a great day with music, food, and fun. A bit of humor was provided by Kyle (pictured to …

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Buddy Walk Support

Categories: Blog, Meet Our Friends

It’s Buddy Walk season and while the LuMind Foundation can’t ease your tired feet or promise sunny weather, we can help communicate the importance of cognition research to your community. If your organization supports research, we thank you and have gathered some materials for you to download and use at your Walks. Visit our events page …

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