Global in the News | Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Global in the News


ABC-News-Web Surrogate Mom Who Kept Baby with Down Syndrome Says Toddler Is Hitting Milestones

April 19, 2016

ABC News consulted Global Down Syndrome Foundation President and CEO Michelle Sie Whitten about the stigmas baby Delaney and other people with DS face, the achievements of the DS community, and the need for continued advocacy and inclusion.

WATCH NOW


Why We Should All Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

March 21, 2016

“While it is important to celebrate all the things that people with Down syndrome can do and how similar they are to others, I would argue it is equally important to acknowledge the ongoing fight against discrimination that their differences evoke.”
– Joaquín Espinosa, Professor of Pharmacology, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Associate Director for Science, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome

READ MORE


CBS4 Denver-Web Governor, Rep. Coffman Honor World Down Syndrome Day

March 19, 2016

Governor John Hickenlooper and Representative Mike Coffman joined the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, self-advocates, and their families at the Colorado Capitol for a special event in honor of World Down Syndrome Day and celebrated the announcement of $1 million in funding for Down syndrome related research.

READ MORE


Denver Post-Web Aiming High

March 19, 2016

Daniel Walshe, 10, greets Governor John Hickenlooper in the rotunda of the Colorado Capitol during Global’s World Down Syndrome Day celebration.

VIEW NOW


9NEWS Denver NBC-Web World Down Syndrome Day

March 12, 2016

Dr. Joaquin Espinosa, Associate Director for Science at the Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome and self-advocate Michael Walters are interviewed about Down syndrome research and World Down Syndrome Day.

WATCH NOW

 


CBS4 Denver-Web World Down Syndrome Day To Be Held March 21

March 12, 2016

Michelle Sie Whitten, President and CEO of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, and motivational speaker, restauranteur, and self-advocate Tim Harris, discuss World Down Syndrome Day events with Mark Taylor and Chris Spear of CBS4-Denver.

WATCH NOW

 


FOX31 Denver-Web Megan Bomgaars from Born This Way

March 11, 2016

Megan Bomgaars, the breakout star of A&E’s hit reality show Born This Way, and Dr. Joaquin Espinosa, Associate Director for Science at the Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, talk with Chris Parente and Kathie J of FOX31-Denver about the March 11th I Love You dance party and Down Syndrome research efforts.

WATCH NOW

 


9NEWS Denver NBC-Web Hugging Restaurant Owner Inspires During Denver Visit

March 11, 2016

Tim Harris, a motivational speaker, restauranteur, and self-advocate, talks about hosting Global’s March 11th I Love You dance party in Denver, and appears with Michelle Sie Whitten, President and CEO of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation to promote Down syndrome research and awareness.

WATCH NOW

 


Denver Life Magazine-Web I LOVE YOU Dance Party Moves on In Denver

March 10, 2016

Famous faces, including Megan Bomgaars of A&E’s Born this Way and motivational speaker and restauranteur Tim Harris, host Global’s March 11th I Love You Dance Party in Denver.

READ MORE


Here & Now NPR-Web Colorado Doctors Test a Promising New Alzheimer’s Drug

February 22, 2016

Dr. Huntington Potter, Research Director for the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center, is looking at how genetics play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, and is specifically studying people with Down syndrome for answers. From Here & Now contributor Colorado Public Radio, John Daley reports.

LISTEN NOW

 


ABC 13 Action News-Las Vegas Web Down Syndrome Could Be Key in Cancer Research

February 16, 2016

Dr. Joaquin Espinosa, Associate Director for Science at the Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, explains “Imagine for a moment there’s a group of individuals, 450,000 of them in the U.S.A., that are highly protected from cancer. Wouldn’t you want to study them to find out what is particular about them?”

WATCH NOW

 


Colorado Public Radio As Boomers Age, Alzheimer’s Research Picks Up. Will A Cure Follow?

Jan. 26, 2016

People with Down syndrome, “have an extra copy of chromosome 21 and that means they have an extra copy of the main Alzheimer’s gene, which is on chromosome 21,” Huntington Potter, research director of the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center, told Colorado Public Radio.

READ MORE


biopharmadive Researchers probing links between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s

Jan. 25, 2016

BioPharmaDIVE gives a brief insight into the connection between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s.

READ MORE


Wall Street Journal Down Syndrome Is Thought to Hold Clues to Alzheimer’s

Jan. 21, 2016

The Alzheimer’s Association, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other groups believe studying Alzheimer’s in individuals with Down syndrome may yield treatments more quickly for everyone according to this The Wall Street Journal article.

READ MORE



View the Archives