West Teays Elementary in West Virginia Supports Down Syndrome Cognitive Research

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RDS received this wonderful letter in April:

Dear Friends:

On behalf of the students, staff and community of West Teays Elementary, I would like to donate the enclosed check in the amount of $2928.09 to your organization to support the worthwhile work that you do.

In recognition of World Down Syndrome Dan on March 21, we celebrated and honored students in our school and around the world who were born with Down syndrome. Our week long celebration culminated with a Walk-a-Thon on Friday, March 23. Students raised over $5800. We want to share half of that money with you. We will keep the other half to help make our school playground more accessible to students with special needs.

The week’s activities were educational, motivating and inspirational. Students at West Teays Elementary discovered the many ways that we are ALL “More Alike than Different”!

We trust the donation will further the research that will benefit our friends with Down syndrome and their families!


Jana McGinnis

Assistant Principal


Thank you, West Teays Elementary! Your efforts most certainly inspires RDS in its mission.