2012 Press Releases


ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, LINDA CRNIC INSTITUTE FOR DOWN SYNDROME, AND GLOBAL DOWN SYNDROME FOUNDATION LAUNCH NEW RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM
Initial $1.2 million aims to fund research to better treat Alzheimer’s in people with Down syndrome and the general population 11/29/2012


GLOBAL DOWN SYNDROME FOUNDATION, NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME CONGRESS ANNOUNCE DISTRIBUTION FOR DOWN SYNDROME PRENATAL TESTING PAMPHLET
Website harnesses local distribution, Sequenom CMM to provide national footprint 11/27/2012


NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME CONGRESS, NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY AND GLOBAL DOWN SYNDROME FOUNDATION COLLABORATE ON PRENATAL TESTING ISSUES
Multiple educational resources and tools exemplify unity around important global issues 11/19/2012


GLOBAL DOWN SYNDROME FOUNDATION, NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME CONGRESS PUBLISH HALLMARK PRENATAL TESTING PAMPHLET FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
Pamphlet offers clear, concise, accurate information on prenatal testing and Down syndrome 11/14/2012


NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH ESTABLISHES FIRST NATIONAL PATIENT REGISTRY FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DOWN SYNDROME
Global Down Syndrome Foundation support key to registry and increased focus on Down syndrome research 10/26/2012


LINDA CRNIC INSTITUTE FOR DOWN SYNDROME ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION IN MAJOR CHALLENGE GRANTS
Annual grants will fund innovative scientific research at the University of Colorado focused on improving the lives of people with Down syndrome 10/18/2012


GLOBAL DOWN SYNDROME FOUNDATION 2012 BE BEAUTIFUL BE YOURSELF RAISES $1.5 MILLION, HONORS JAMIE FOXX AND LUKE ZIMMERMAN
Quincy Jones, Natasha Bedingfield star at benefit for Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome 10/16/2012


GLOBAL DOWN SYNDROME FOUNDATION SUPPORTS ALZHEIMER’S AWARENESS MONTH
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation joins in the call for increased public support for Alzheimer’s research and funding for care and caregiver support. 9/27/2012


DOWN SYNDROME ORGANIZATIONS EXPRESS CONCERN OVER REPORTS OF JAILED PAKISTANI GIRL
Rifta Masih, a young Pakistani girl reported to have Down syndrome, was allegedly jailed and faces life-threatening implications 8/21/2012


GLOBAL DOWN SYNDROME FOUNDATION REPRESENTATIVES RECEIVE AWARD, ACCOLADES AT NATIONAL CONVENTION IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
Inclusive education expert Patti McVay and self-advocate DeOndra Dixon recognized at National Down Syndrome Congress’ 40th Annual Convention 7/24/2012


CABLE TV PIONEER DR. JOHN C. MALONE MAKES IMPACTFUL DONATION TO THE GLOBAL DOWN SYNDROME FOUNDATION
7/11/2012


RENOWNED SCIENTIST TO GALVANIZE ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH AND CLINICAL CARE
Huntington Potter joins the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 7/10/2012


RENOWNED SCIENTIST TOM BLUMENTHAL TAKES THE HELM OF LINDA CRNIC INSTITUTE FOR DOWN SYNDROME
7/2/2012


GLOBAL DOWN SYNDROME FOUNDATION LAUNCHES BE BEAUTIFUL BE YOURSELF HOLLYWOOD BALL
A glamorous night of dinner, dancing and awards on June 29, 2012 6/29/12


GLOBAL DOWN SYNDROME FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH GROUPON GRASSROOTS FOR “DECKED OUT FOR DARE TO PLAY”
Pledge $10 to the Ed McCaffrey Dare to Play Football Camp and Denver Broncos Cheerleaders Dare to Cheer Camp to benefit people with Down syndrome 6/4/12


GLOBAL DOWN SYNDROME FOUNDATION JOINS FORCES WITH INSPIRATO’S INSPIRED GIVING
Luxury vacation experiences give hope for improving life for people with Down syndrome 5/30/12


REDSKINS COACH MIKE SHANAHAN AND SUPER BOWL CHAMPION ED MCCAFFREY REUNITE TO COACH INDIVIDUALS WITH DOWN SYNDROME
Global Down Syndrome Foundation hosts first Dare to Play Football and Dare to Cheer Camps in Washington, D.C. area 5/22/12


BE BEAUTIFUL BE YOURSELF DANCE CLASS FEATURED IN COLORADO BALLET’S SPRING ACADEMY SHOWCASE
5/20/12


WORLD-RENOWNED SPEECH AND LANGUAGE EXPERT DR. LIBBY KUMIN TO RECEIVE GLOBAL DOWN SYNDROME FOUNDATION AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Founder of Speech and Language Down Syndrome Center for Excellence will educate professionals and parents on best practices May 4 and 5 in Denver 4/4/12


UNITED NATIONS PASSES HISTORIC RESOLUTION ON WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY
191 Countries will participate in raising awareness on March 21, 2012
Global Down Syndrome Foundation, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome invited to speak at United Nations’ Down Syndrome Conference 3/21/12


LOCAL DOWN SYNDROME ORGANIZATIONS CELEBRATE WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY ON MARCH 21, 2012
Global Down Syndrome Foundation honoring former Denver Bronco John Lynch with Award 3/21/12


NEW GRANTS TO SPUR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR PEOPLE WITH DOWN SYNDROME
Global Down Syndrome Foundation and National Down Syndrome Congress commit $75K in grants per year – Proposal deadline is May 3, 2012 3/7/12


DOWN SYNDROME ORGANIZATIONS EXPRESS DISAPPOINTMENT IN FEDERAL FUNDING DECREASE FOR PEOPLE WITH DOWN SYNDROME
2011 National Institutes of Health Report shows Down syndrome remains the least-funded genetic condition. 2/13/12


SIE CENTER FOR DOWN SYNDROME MARKS FIRST ANNIVERSARY, BECOMES LARGEST DOWN SYNDROME-FOCUSED CENTER IN THE U.S.
Multidisciplinary team of experts serves patients locally and nationally. 1/3/12