The San Francisco Marathon Weekend is just over a month away. The RDS Runners team is an official charity partner of the San Francisco Marathon again this year.
It’s not too late to join the RDS Runners team for the full or half marathon races in San Francisco. Race day for all events is Sunday, June 16.
View the current RDS Runners team members for the marathon over at the team fundraising page on Crowdrise.
For more information on how to join the RDS Runners team and run in the San Francisco Marathon or other race events contact RDS at email@example.com.
Thanks for sending this picture of the April 27 Sweet Tea 1K, Jenny.
Thanks even more for planning this. RDS Runners are lined up in Boulder, CO to begin this 1K supporting Research Down Syndrome and the promise of Ds cognitive research.
(Hey, who wants to make a donation to push this event over $3,000?)
So please take note, RDS Runners don’t have to run long distances to fundraise for this important cause.
“The Sweet T 1K went off very well. We don’t have final numbers yet, BUT the fun run sold out. There were between 100-150 people there! It was a great day for the race and to celebrate all the kids.”
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, if you want to organize or join a race in your town. This national charity running program is re-stating public support for Ds research!
Teams Watson and Hankinson at the Big D Texas Marathon on April 14. The two families combined to raise over $20,000 in support of Ds cognitive research. RDS Runners received this post race report from Paul Watson:
Well the run is done, and we had 2 special boys join us on the 5k!!! Nathan Watson and Chase Hankinson, both completed the course to cheering fans and announcements at the start and finish line of the RDS Runners team. Many thanks to all of you for helping us raise $20,120!!!! We met our team goal, and blew away our individual goal! Every donation was essential to meet the team goal of $20,000.
Our wonderful sponsors were amazing!
Platinum: Northstar Bank Mortgage
Gold: Infosys, MIR 3, Ben E Keith/Michelob Ultra, TATA Consulting, United Healthcare, Viewpoint Bank, Cognizant, Global Down Syndrome Foundation
Silver: Brinks Corporation, EMF Company, B&G Custom Service
RDS Runners: Any Race, Any Place, Any Date. Family fun as you Race for the Extraordinary.
Teams Watson and Hankinson at the race.
Research Down Syndrome is proud to announce that RDS Runners is an official charity partner for the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon. The marathon is on Sunday, October 27 this year.
Open registration for the MCM has not sold out, but charity registration is now open. If you are interested in participating in the marathon we have charity slots available. You can contact RDS at email@example.com for more race information.
Our Texas Marathon team will be participating in the Texas Marathon Weekend in Dallas is just under two weeks. The team has raised almost $20,000 for Down syndrome research!!!
Thank you to the Watsons and Hankinsons on our Texas Marathon RDS Runners team, and all RDS Runners…You are helping re-state public support for Ds cognitive research, and helping RDS change the course in understanding and treating intellectual disabilities in persons with Down syndrome.
We thank our RDS Runners sponsors of this event. The list of sponsors can be seen in the picture below on the back of our Texas Marathon team shirts.
We want to thank our RDS Runners that ran in the NYC Half Marathon this past Sunday. The team that raised over $14,000 for Down syndrome research and were a NYC Half top ten charity fund raiser. Special thanks to Lisa for helping organize the team for a 3rd straight year.
Heather, Lisa, Matt and Colleen
In this video made in observance of World Down Syndrome Day, a mother of a young son with Down syndrome describes why she supports cognitive research to develop drug therapies to address intellectual disabilities in Down syndrome.
In recent decades, improved health care, expanded education and community opportunities and the support of families and advocacy groups has improved quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome, and life expectancy has increased from 20 to 60+.
While progress over the last ten years certainly has been encouraging, there remains a large unmet medical need for drug therapies to address the learning challenges associated with Down syndrome, as well as the increased likelihood for Alzheimer’s disease.
Yet, remarkable progress in Down syndrome cognitive research has been made over a relatively short period of time. A clinical trial is underway to test a potential drug that improves neuro-transmission in a mouse model, and two other trials are underway.
Support like Lara’s is helping sustain momentum for this remarkable research initiative. To learn more, contact RDS at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.