We have now raised $3147.00 or 78% of our goal.
(Our main fundraising page is on Facebook)
As many of you know, my son Hunter has Down syndrome. But it doesn’t define who he is. He is a typical teenager who loves pizza and tacos, the Bucks, Brewers and Packers, hanging out with his friends, going to homecoming and prom with his girlfriend, and watching YouTube on his iPad. Hunter’s just a normal kid.
But one thing that isn’t normal and scares the hell out of me is that Hunter, like every other child with Down syndrome, has a 50% chance of developing early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. For many, it begins occurring in their twenties. Just let that sink in; a fifty-percent chance.
I don’t like those odds. That's why on October 13, 2019, my son Andrew and I will be participating in the 2019 Chicago Marathon on the LuMind IDSC Team, to raise money and awareness about the connection between Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease. Our goal is $4000 to help combat this terrible disease. Your contribution will make an impact on Hunter's life and others, whether you donate $5 or $500.
LuMind IDSC’s research is making strides to meaningfully improve the health and independence of people with Down syndrome through cutting-edge science. By partnering with industry and academic institutions, they are rapidly and successfully translating research into drugs, gene therapies and other interventions to prevent Alzheimer’s onset and improve cognition. And their research helps everyone afflicted with the disease; not just people with Down syndrome.
We are asking for your personal and financial support so we can make that 50% chance a thing of the past.
Thank you for your support.
Craig Peterson Andrew Peterson