Programs: Research down syndrome raised funds through general public support, association support, fundraising events and corporate support in 2014. The funds raised in 2014 allowed research down syndrome to grant $315,000 in awards in 2014 to leading down syndrome cognitive research institutions across the country and to support scientific meetings.
research down syndrome interacted with the national down syndrome research consortium, national down syndrome organizations, an affiliation of down syndrome community associations, individual down syndrome associations nationwide, and other members of the down syndrome community, along with the broader public, to raise awareness of down syndrome cognitive research and provide updates on the progress of this research.
in addition to supporting the foundation mission of spreading awareness of down syndrome cognitive research and raising funds to support these scientific studies, research down syndrome in 2014 continued to be a recognized national leader in advocating for increased life opportunities for persons with down syndrome. Research down syndrome participated in national forums to advocate for increased public support of this research, and to engage with other participants in the down syndrome research
The members of and donors to Research Down Syndrome are doing something great--researching a highly-misunderstood disease while at the same time reaching out those affected by Down Syndrome on a practical, day-to-day level. First and foremost they fund scientific research into causes of, and therapies for, Down Syndrome. Their support for the sciences and for those with and affected by Down Syndrome has done more than they probably know. Cheers to them, and may their future endeavors be even more helpful and successful.