What would a 15% increase in cognition mean?

Welcome Throwback Thursday!

This video may be from 2011, but our mission remains the same: fund research that increases cognition by 15% for people with Down syndrome.

Enjoy – then take15 minutes to spread the word or donate $15 to get back 15% for your loved one with Down syndrome.

Why Give?

LuMind Foundation funded researchers and founder talk about the promise of Down syndrome research. Learn how much has been accomplished in the arena of Down syndrome cognition research in the ten years since LuMind Foundation was established and get inspired by the excitement of our researchers.

Keep the breakthroughs coming – please donate today!

The Denoble Family Foundation Pledges $100,000 to Support Down Syndrome Cognition Research

With sincere gratitude, we announce a generous $100,000 pledge from The DeNoble Family Foundation. We appreciate their support of our mission to fund Down syndrome cognition research through LuMind Foundation.Thank You Football

It takes all types of support to keep the cognitive development research breakthroughs moving through the investigation pipeline. Large grants from philanthropic organizations help us take leaps, but every donation helps with those very important small steps. Thank you to all our supporters!

Ryan Hartman Boeing

LuMind Vice Chairman Ryan Hartman Named President and CEO of Insitu

Ryan Hartman, LuMind Foundation’s incoming Board Chairman, has been named as president and CEO of Insitu, a Boeing company. In the announcement of his new position, Boeing acknowledged Hartman’s track record of advancing research and engineering, coupled with strong management skills. We are so happy to have those skills be part of the LuMind Foundation Board of Directors. You can read more about Ryan’s new role with Insitu/Boeing, on the company website.

Congratulations, Ryan – and we’re glad to have you on our team!


Identifying More of the Ds Puzzle Pieces

Researchers at University of California Davis are helping to unravel the complexities of Down syndrome by identifying a group of so-called supporting cells in the brain that may be related to abnormal neuron development.

The research team obtained evidence of a potentially critical role of astrolgia cells in people with Down syndrome. The researchers created a human cellular model based on skin cells from people with Down syndrome and performed detailed physiological studies and screened for possible drugs that may alleviate some of the abnormalities. Read more about this discovery.

The tremendous breakthroughs continue to come at an unprecedented pace in the world of Down syndrome cognitive development research!

NDSC Convention: Setting the Pace

We enjoyed meeting friends and making new ones at the National Down Syndrome Congress convention in Indianapolis from July 11-13, 2014.

We especially want to thank the people who got up early on Saturday morning to show an interest in research by attending our presentation “Advances in Down Syndrome Cognition Research – Dramatic Progress in Translating Discoveries into New Therapies.” Carolyn Cronin, Dr. Michael Harpold and Dr. Roger Reeves addressed a crowd of more than 200 people and answered questions about the opportunities created by your donations to the LuMind Foundation.

Nothing but Net – and Research

Basketball + Fourth of July + air conditioning = a great way to raise money for Down syndrome cognition research!

LI Hoops_AnthonyOur friend and Board Member Anthony Providenti hosts a Long Island tradition, a basketball tournament to benefit the LuMind Foundation. The event raised $4000 and the spirits of all of us here at LuMind –  thanks to everyone who played, cheered and donated.

Here’s an article about the event:

Young and Hoary Battled at Sportime – Tournament benefited Down syndrome foundation