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.
- 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!
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.
Join LuMind RDS Runners at the Pittsburg Marathon Series on May 5th!
Join us for our 2nd time at this amazing race for a weekend full of family fun and races! With so many distances to choose from – full marathon, half-marathon, five-person relay, 5K, kids one-mile, and pet walk – you’re sure to find the race that’s right for every member of the family!
Click here to learn more about Pittsburg Marathon Series
Join LuMind RDS Runners at the Flying Pig Race Series on May 5th!
The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon is a beautiful course, which flies along the streets of Cincinnati, Covington, Newport, Mariemont, Fairfax, and Columbia Township. Join us for the 5K, 10K, Half, Full, or Relay Marathon.
Click here to learn more about Flying Pig Race Series
June 27-30, 2019
David Lawrence Convention Center
LuMind IDSC is proud to be the RESEARCH RALLY sponsor of the 2019 NDSC Conference. We are looking forward to reuniting with family and friends on June 27th in Pittsburg to continue collaborating in our shared goals of improving health and independence in individuals with Down syndrome. The LuMind IDSC booth is located at 100. Stop by to learn more about the exciting research, our Clinical Trial Network and the new LuMind IDSC initiatives for the Down syndrome community.
Friday, June 28, 1:30-3:00pm
Dr. James Hendrix (CSO) and Hampus Hillerstrom (CEO) are leading a presentation on Leading the Way in Down Syndrome Research: Why We Should Be Excited About The Future. The presentation will be held in the City View Room 320, 3rd Floor.
Saturday June 29th, 7:00-9:00am
Start your Saturday at the LuMind IDSC Research Rally from 7-9am with a Q&A panel featuring DSMIG clinicians, breakfast bar, and opportunities to learn more about research with rally themed games and activities. The Research Rally is located in Ballroom B & C on the 3rd Floor.
Online Registration for the Research Rally is closed at this time. If you would still like to join us Saturday morning please stop by booth 100 and sign up.
To find out more information about the conference go to the NDSC website. Our thanks to NDSC and the conference committee for their exceptional work organizing this important meeting.
LuMind IDSC will be sharing a booth with SPECS4US!!
Stop by and learn what’s new on Down syndrome research while trying on a pair of glasses with extra-wide frame fronts and a lowered bridge. If you are unable to stop by the booth you can find our live organization panel on DSDN’s Facebook or Instagram pages.
For more information on the conference contact DSDN at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicago is one of the world’s most popular marathons and LuMind IDSC has a full team!!!
Visit our Crowdrise page to read the stories on why they run or to donate to the LuMind IDSC team to help raise money to support Down syndrome research.
If you received your own entry to the 2019 Chicago Marathon but still want to fundraise with our team email email@example.com. Didn’t get in this year fill out the following survey to submit your entry for 2020!!
Join LuMind IDSC at the 34th DS ACT Convention on October 19th at the
Water’s Edge Resort and Spa
Stop by our booth to learn more about the exciting research that is getting closer to clinical trials and the new LuMind IDSC initiatives for the Down syndrome community.
James Hendrix, Ph.D., will also be speaking at the social hour at 3:45. Dr. Hendix will be presenting on how the momentum around research for Down syndrome has grown dramatically in recent years. The NIH, the pharmaceutical industry, researchers and clinicians, research-focused foundations, and families are increasingly rallying behind research to spur new treatment options for our loved ones with Down syndrome. There are many novel, promising activities in Alzheimer’s disease, sleep apnea, autoimmune conditions and more. We are entering a time where families and affiliates are now adding research to their most important topics along with education, early intervention inclusion, and advocacy.
He will also provide an update on some research advances, including work supported by the LuMind IDSC Foundation. He will also share reasons and resources for families to rally behind Down syndrome research. Dr. Hendrix is also happy to take questions on Down syndrome research.
To find out more information about the conference, go to the DS ACT website at mydsact.org Our thanks to DS ACT for inviting LuMind IDSC and for the conference committee for their exceptional work organizing this conference.
Thank you to the LuMind IDSC Team who are running at the New York City Marathon on November 3th!
Come down to our cheering station and cheer our runners on please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information.