LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation is happy to announce the honorees for the Second Annual Sky’s the Limit Awards Gala. Sky’s the Limit recognizes the best and brightest who have helped propel Down syndrome cognition research, celebrating their successes at a Gala on May 21, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.
Founders’ Award: Awarded to an individual or organization whose work has left a legacy in the advancement of Ds cognition research.
Honoree: Hayes Mechanical for their continued and growing golf events in support of Down syndrome cognition research. Terry Ancel, president of Hayes Mechanical will be accepting the award on behalf of the firm.
Dr. David Cox Rising Star Award: In recognition of an up and coming researcher.
Honoree: Dr. Michael Rafii, University of California, San Diego, for his work on the first clinical trial just started to study Alzheimer’s in adults with Ds.
Dr. William Cohen Researcher of Distinction Award: Awarded to an established researcher who has made a significant contribution to Ds research, produces research that is innovative, relevant and timely and collaborates with others both as researcher and mentor to advance research.
Honoree: Dr. Roger Reeves, Johns Hopkins University, for his strong research work, representing the discipline, and bringing several new researchers in the field through his consortium project.
Luminary Award: Presented to an outstanding volunteer(s) who consistently excels in their efforts with proven results.
Honorees: Steve Lazare, Mary Costello Lazare, and Anthony Providenti for a decade of work on the ROMP for Research in New York, raising almost $2 million for cognition research.
Please join us in congratulating the honorees and plan to join us to celebrate their wonderful achievements on May 21.