Saturday, September 19, 2015

Why are we fundraising for the LuMind RDS Foundation this year?

This is why. 50% of individuals with Down syndrome will develop Alzheimer's by the time they are 50. That is a scary statistic. 
Here is another. 
Children with Down syndrome can begin developing the pathology of Alzheimer's Disease as early as 
8 years old, including the formation of beta-amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. Researchers are working on a drug to help prevent the pathology of Alzheimer's from forming. 
Additional funding is needed to move this research forward. Please consider donating in honor of Ben's Brigade for Down Syndrome Advocacy or in honor of your own loved one with Down syndrome.
Click here to watch a video from report by Maria Shriver regarding the connection between Down syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease.