Kathy Ireland has a three month old niece, Polly, who was born with Down syndrome. Recently, she met with leaders in Washington, D.C., to speak out against the shortfall in NIH funding of Down syndrome research. In this article, she notes that funding is now reduced to a level of less than 0.01% of the NIH budget. In her comments, Ireland acknowledged the strong support of a bipartisan congressional caucus which is advocating an end to this shortfall in research, but, she noted there is one important voice missing, “Yours”. RDS agrees, and encourages everyone to support increased public and private funding of research.