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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

Mission: To engage in activities that provide a forum for public awareness of the needs and contributions of individuals with Down syndrome, and promote scientific research, advocacy, education, and service to benefit the Down syndrome community by raising funds for the Corporation an other Down syndrome not-for-profit organizations.

Results: In March 2012, consolidation of the two projects founded by Alexander's Angels, DOWNrightART and The Up of Down: An Insight Into the World of Down Syndrome, generated DOWNrightART: Abilities and Possibilities, A Celebration of World Down Syndrome Day, an unprecedented event that attracted world-wide attention and participation in New York City. The Buddy Walk in Long Island has grown from 560 people in 2007 to close to 2,000 in 2012.

Programs: To address awareness issues in and outside the Down syndrome community, Alexander’s Angels, established two successful programs, the exhibition series DOWNrightART and the symposium The Up of Down: An Insight Into the World of Down Syndrome. Alexander's Angels is the organizer of the Buddy Walk(R) in Long Island since its onset in 2007.

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1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Bob_29

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Alexander's Angels is a leading community based association advocating for persons with Down syndrome. This organization aims to raise awareness outside the Down syndrome community by continuing working with local colleges and with Down syndrome organizations in a collaborative effort to promote a better understanding of people with Down syndrome, including a commitment to support research aimed at improving lives for persons with Down syndrome. Alexander's Angels consistently meets a goal within its mission by supporting Down syndrome cognitive research, which is targeted to develop drug therapies that will enhance life opportunities for persons with Down syndrome through improving memory, learning and communication. Research Down Syndrome's interaction with Alexander's Angels has been a consistently positive experience.

Maria59

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Seven years ago my niece Allie was born with Down Syndrome. Alexander's angels has helped us meet others going through the same things. It is a family, one that I am proud to be a member of.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Life is a daily struggle for alot of people, but more so for those living with Down Syndrome and their families. Since the inception of the L.I. Buddy walk in 2007 my family and I have been showing our support by walking, donating and volunteering our time for this terrific organanization. Esther Gomez and her team (Alexander's Angel's) do a fantastic job every year. Not only are they raising money and awareness for this cause, Alexander's Angel's help bring together families that are going through the same issues. It allows them to bond and share there problems and concerns with each other, it is a family of sorts and I am happy to be a part of it. Maria Polizzi