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.
Hayes golf outings raised $185,000 for Down syndrome research so far this year.
Hayes golf outings raised $185,000 for Down syndrome research so far this year.
SAGINAW, Mich. - Aug. 15, 2014 - PRLog -- TheLuMind Foundation (http://www.lumindfoundation.org/) will be the beneficiary of a charity golf outing hosted by Hayes Mechanical in Saginaw, Michigan. The full-day golf event will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Apple Mountain Golf Resort in Freeland, Michigan.

Hayes Mechanical (http://www.hayesmechanical.com/index.php), a full service mechanical contractor specializing in both commercial and industrial work headquartered in Chicago, has been a long-time supporter of the LuMind Foundation. Hayes Mechanical CEO and President Terry AnCel serves on the Board of the LuMind Foundation, which raises money to fund cognition research for people with Down syndrome.

“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,” said AnCel, the father of a daughter with Down syndrome. “We’ve enjoyed tremendous support from our friends, colleagues, and vendors for many years near our Chicago office, with people returning year after year and supporting our cause. We’re happy that this year three Hayes locations, including the office in Saginaw, agreed to also host charity events.”

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/pages/get-involved/hayes-mic...). Events will also be held on September 10 in Belleville, Illinois (St. Louis area) and on September 29 in Omaha, Nebraska. The June 17 event in Chicago raised more than $185,000 for LuMind Foundation.

“In the past ten years, we’ve seen incredible breakthroughs in Down syndrome cognition research, thanks to generous individuals and organizations like Hayes Mechanical,” said LuMind foundation’s Executive Director Carolyn Cronin. “We appreciate the long-term commitment Hayes has made and their golf events are highly anticipated outings that combine fun with fundraising for our organization.”

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.

Ellen Oliver
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