Shon Christy Joins LuMind Foundation as Newest Board Member

Instrumental in rebranding the LuMind Foundation, Christy brings enthusiasm, marketing expertise, and excellent contacts in the Down syndrome community.
LuMind Board Member Shon Christy
LuMind Board Member Shon Christy
MARLBORO, Mass. - Aug. 21, 2014 - PRLog -- The LuMind Foundation is happy to announce that Ohio resident Shon Christy has joined our Board of Directors. Christy has been with LuMind Foundation as an active committee member and the Foundation is pleased he accepted a leadership role in the organization.

“Shon played a large role in our rebranding from the Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation, DSRTF, to LuMind Foundation,” said Carolyn Cronin, executive director of the LuMind Foundation. “His expertise helped us spread the word about our new name and he has shaped our communications strategy going forward.”

A social media and marketing expert, Christy recently launched Focal Point Social Media (, a marketing firm concentrating solely on developing and implementing social media programs that deliver the highest return on investment for clients. Christy will be leading Focal Point’s extensive marketing portfolio including international and local companies in the medical, professional services, municipalities, manufacturing, retail and restaurant industries. His work has been featured in Inside Business; Smart Business; the Akron Beacon Journal; and the Young Professional Roadmap.

Christy is active in the Down syndrome community in the Ohio area and is also well connected with national Down syndrome organizations. Christy serves on the Board of Stand Up for Downs, United Disability Services and The Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs. Additionally, he launched Beckett’s Buddies, a fundraising group to support those with Down syndrome in honor of his son Beckett, who has Down syndrome.

Christy’s interest in giving back to his community extends beyond the Down syndrome world to his own backyard in Ohio. Christy is the President of the Rotary Club of Akron and has been recognized by numerous local business and civic organizations for his accomplishments.

“Connecting families to resources is of critical importance to ensure that every person has what they need to thrive,” explained Christy. “My family benefited from services from multiple organizations so I want to make those services reach as many people as possible.”

A graduate of the University of Akron, Christy and his wife Brittany are parents to five beautiful children and are life-long residents of Ohio.

About LuMind Foundation
The 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. Our funded researchers are making tremendous discoveries, including unraveling connections between Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease. 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.

About Focal Point Social Media

At Focal Point (, our only mission is the rapid expansion of your brands and your business. Quite simply, the quicker a brand is developed, recognized and solidified, the quicker explosive sales and incredible returns are possible Most people keenly understand that nothing allows for more massive gains in brand awareness and sales than the internet, but we find that people and companies have little to no idea about how to access, utilize or make productive the tools that are available. Contact Focal Point to learn how our fast, inexpensive and highly effective strategies can unleash the enormous potential of immediate and world-wide communication.

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