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Hayes Mechanical in Saginaw Hosts Golf Outing to Support Down Syndrome Cognition Research
The August 21, 2014 inaugural golf outing in Saginaw, Michigan is the second event in a quartet of golf outings hosted by Hayes Mechanical to support discoveries in Down syndrome cognition research.
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“If we can raise the cognition of a person with Down syndrome by 15%, it can make such a difference in that person’s life. Improved cognition can mean attending the public school near home, making friends more easily, going to college and getting a job – offering opportunities for more independence,”
The golf outing begins with a 10:00 am shotgun start and ends with awards and buffet at 3:00 pm. Participants will be able to enter various competitions held in conjunction with the tournament for prizes, including longest drive and closest to the pin contests. Registration and sponsorship opportunities are still available on the event website (https://lumindfoundation.org/
“In the past ten years, we’ve seen incredible breakthroughs in Down syndrome cognition research, thanks to generous individuals and organizations like Hayes Mechanical,”
Founded in 2004, the LuMind Foundation is focused on funding research to improve cognition for people with Down syndrome. Developing a private funding pipeline to supplement the limited public monies devoted to this area of study, the LuMind Foundation has supported research that so far has led to nine drug targets and four clinical trials, including supporting investigations of early onset Alzheimer’s disease prevalent in people with Down syndrome.
About Hayes Mechanical
Founded in 1918, Hayes Mechanical is a pioneer in the mechanical construction and repair industry with management now in its fourth generation. Many of Hayes’s clients have continued to be served through all four generations. Through a steady and well planned growth program Hayes has the ability to serve clients all throughout the country with six regional offices and more new ones planned for the future. Hayes has a history of non-profit community involvement and is proud to work with the LuMind Foundation to raise funds for cognitive research.
About LuMind Foundation
LuMind Foundation, formerly the Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation (DSRTF), is a national non-profit organization headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts, aimed at accelerating the development of treatments to significantly improve cognition, including memory, learning and speech, for individuals with Down syndrome. LuMind Foundation funds research at major research centers, including Johns Hopkins Medicine, Stanford University, University of California, San Diego, and University of Arizona. Since its founding in 2004, LuMind Foundation has committed more than $10 million to fund results-driven research programs that will benefit children and adults with Down syndrome, and has been instrumental in the initiation of clinical trials now under way.