By choosing to run with LuMind RDS Runners at the 2018 Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon, you’ll be joining the movement to fuel research focused on improving cognition and preventing the early-onset symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease seen in people with Down syndrome. Your commitment to raising $800 for LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation you are making a difference in the lives of people with Down Syndrome. LuMind RDS’ sole focus is on the discovery, development and translation of groundbreaking Down syndrome research. Research studies currently funded — either in whole or part — by LuMind RDS, target each of our four strategic scientific categories that span four independent but interlinked life-stages, beginning during prenatal development and extending into old age. Based on these scientific findings, our CEO, board and world renowned scientific advisors have established four priorities for funding research. Our four priorities are: preventing Alzheimer’s onset, improving cognition, developing gene therapies, and advancing understanding. We’re focused on exciting research targeting the root cause with the objective of improving health and independence for our loved ones throughout their lifetimes.