Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Applauds Global’s Role in Increased Down Syndrome Research Funding

After years of advocacy, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, its research affiliate, the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, and its nationwide network of dedicated members and self-advocates are celebrating House Labor and Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Tom Cole’s (R-OK) announcement of a historic and significant 65% increase of Down syndrome research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from $35 million in FY2017 to $58 million in FY2018.

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) is one of the many bipartisan leaders who is celebrating this historic moment. The Quincy Jones Award Recipient has a daughter with Down syndrome and has been a champion in helping Global move forward our advocacy work in Washington, D.C.

“I applaud the Global Down Syndrome Foundation for their unwavering and dedicated advocacy to increase NIH research funding benefitting people with Down syndrome.  Global makes a strong and irrefutable moral case to give people with Down syndrome their fair share of funding.  They also are providing tangible, excellent science that if funded properly by the NIH, will not only improve the lives of those with the condition but millions of others who suffer from diseases people with Down syndrome are predisposed to, or protected from.  My daughter Katherine and 400,000 other Americans with Down syndrome deserve to know their government is investing their future,” Congresswoman Holmes said.

Read more about this historical increase.

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