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Transcending Cancer – Family And Fortitude

Family and fortitude helped Mary Miller overcome leukemia, and her inspiring fight could help change the future for thousands of more kids with Down syndrome facing the diagnosis. Mary Miller, 13, of Finksburg, Maryland, is like a lot of girls
Posted on April 11, 2018
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Global Down Syndrome Foundation Membership Grants help employ 48 people with Down syndrome across the country

Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Texas among the states to receive DENVER, CO (April 10, 2018) – In its third successful year, Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global) awarded $16,900 to 9 organizations through their Self-Advocate Employment Initiative
Posted on April 10, 2018
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Uganda celebrates World Down Syndrome Day 2018!

Global was proud to join forces with the Global Livingston Institute to bring local organizations, families and children with Down syndrome together in Uganda’s capitol city of Kampala to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day! The theme of the event was
Posted on March 23, 2018
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Omnibus Spending Bill Includes Significant Increase for Down Syndrome Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Global Down Syndrome Foundation Applauds Congressional Champions and Looks Forward to Partnering with the Trans-NIH Down Syndrome Initiative DENVER – Thursday, March 22, 2018 – The Global Down Syndrome Foundation applauds Congress for including funding for a new trans-National Institutes
Posted on March 22, 2018
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Light the Way 2018

Global is so grateful to First Lady Valerie Sununu of New Hampshire and First Lady Robin Hickenlooper of Colorado for chairing the Light the Way Campaign, an initiative started in 2011 by First Lady Mary Pat Christie of New Jersey
Posted on March 22, 2018
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Hundreds celebrate World Down Syndrome Day as Gov. Hickenlooper signs legislation to eliminate the “R” word

DENVER – Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – Gov. John Hickenlooper joined forces with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global) and hundreds of self-advocates, families and community partners to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day at the Colorado State Capitol today. As
Posted on March 21, 2018
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On the Eve of Omnibus Spending Negotiations Republicans and Democrats Agree to Support Down Syndrome Research

Groundbreaking Research Grants announced on World Down Syndrome Day DENVER – Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – With partisan politics threatening to lead to a government shutdown, First Lady Valerie Sununu (R-New Hampshire) and First Lady Robin Hickenlooper (D-Colorado) have joined
Posted on March 21, 2018
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Yesterday & Today: World Down Syndrome Day 2018

Global Down Syndrome Foundation recognizes World Down Syndrome Day as a chance to reflect on the progress we have made, and on our hopes for the future.   YESTERDAY: The life expectancy of a person with Down syndrome was only
Posted on March 13, 2018