Where Your Donations Go
Our store was made to raise awareness regarding the importance of Down Syndrome not only in our community today, but for its inclusion in scientific research. We are so excited to be donating 10% of every purchase (5% each) to these two wonderful organizations.
Read more on the importance of research in the Down Syndrome community here.
LuMind strives to enable independence among individuals who have Down Syndrome, while enriching community engagement through funding research.
They’re focused on research targeting the root cause, with the objective of improving the health and independence of our loved ones with Down Syndrome throughout their lifetimes. Their four priorities are: preventing Alzheimer’s onset, improving cognition, developing gene therapies, and advancing understanding.
Empowering families to learn, share, and connect
Catalyzing a clinical network that delivers transformational results
Identifying and accelerating high impact research
The Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome
The Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome is one of the only academic institutions in the world dedicated to improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through advanced biomedical research.
One of their very exciting research initiatives is called the Human Trisome Project. This project is designed to be the largest and most comprehensive study of its kind, and will help scientists understand why individuals with Down syndrome are protected from some medical conditions, such as cancer, while highly predisposed to others, such as Alzheimer's disease and autoimmune disorders.
You can learn all about this project, including how to participate and what discoveries have already been made, at www.trisome.org.