Andrew B. Jones
I am excited to announce that I will be running the 2021 Berlin Marathon at the end of September to raise money for Down Syndrome Research! LuMind IDSC Foundation is an outstanding organization that has raised millions of dollars for researching and increasing the availability of therapeutic, diagnostic, and medical care options for those with Down Syndrome, while empowering families through education, connections, and support. The “my321” you see above represents Trisomy 21, the cause of 95% of Down Syndrome cases—occurs when there are three copies of the 21st chromosome, instead of two.
Did you know? With medical advances and better healthcare, people with Down Syndrome are living longer and nearly 90,000 of those aging in the United States are now over 30. 50% will be affected by dementia caused by Alzheimer’s at age 55, 70% at age 55-60, and 95% at age 68. In the general population, only 12% of people over the age of 65 are affected by dementia caused by Alzheimer’s.
The above statistic is astonishing. I’ve committed to raising $10,000 for the LuMind IDSC Foundation and I hope you’ll join me in supporting this great cause!
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