Siobhan and Dan Pritchard are remarkable parents of remarkable James, amazing ultra runners and tireless supporters of RDS and research to develop treatments to assist memory and learning in persons with Down syndrome, as well as address the increased likelihood of Alzheimer’s disease.
Tomorrow, through Sunday!, Dan is running the Leadville Trail 100, yes, 100 miles, and over elevations ranging from 9,200 to near 13,100 feet. He must complete this run in 30 hours, in order to “finish”.
Here is the story of Dan and Siobhan’s 321 Mile Challenge, as they compete in ultra races and marathons this year totaling 321 miles, raising awareness and $$ for Ds cognitive research:
Beginning tomorrow morning, through Sunday morning, follow Dan’s progress on Twitter: @321_Miles and #321MileChallenge
This RDS Runners FB discussion group is sweeping the country! A group of parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, teachers, therapists and friends running and fundraising for loved ones with Down syndrome. 5k, 10k, marathon, ultra and beyond…it doesn’t matter…all want the same thing for their kids…love, acceptance and research dollars! If you have a passion for staying in shape and a passion for someone with Down syndrome, please join us.
Nine year old Kaydence is competing in a triathlon in Colorado and fundraising for RDS: http://goo.gl/0azKep
On August 24th Kaydence is racing in the Fort Collins Club Kids Triathlon to raise awareness and funding for Down syndrome research. After becoming friends with her buddy, James, Kaydence realized the importance of helping provide opportunities for increased memory and learning for James and others with Ds.
You are amazing! What a great thing you are doing to help your friend James and so many others.Good luck with this next triathlon. Your parents must be very proud of you!
Dr. Bob Schoen”