Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Kelly Schoen and the San Francisco Marathon- Team RDS Runners

The article below was written by PT student Kelly Schoen (Class of 2015):

My dad, Bob Schoen, is the President of Research Down Syndrome. 

"RDS is committed to supporting the identification of the causes of the intellectual impairments associated with Down syndrome and to facilitating the development of pharmacological therapies to improve memory, learning and communication in persons with Down syndrome. Remarkable progress has already been made over a very short time. In fact, a human clinical trial has already begun, less than a decade after the support of private foundations stimulated the progress of Down syndrome cognitive research. Your support will help translate these research initiatives into a reality."

He has been making remarkable progress in the growth and success of this foundation, and much of this has been from the support of friends and family.  We are excited to say that we have been training for the San Francisco Marathon to help raise money.  My dad, who will be turning 60 in the middle of June soon after the race(!), has been working hard in his training, alongside my dedicated mother, to complete the half marathon. 4 out of the 5 of us kids are training for the run as well.

Please consider helping us raise money for the cause. Any donations, for any amount would be appreciated. I am so proud of my dad for all he does and of my family for their support. We have been so blessed, and they have shown me by example the importance of giving our time and gifts to help others.

Here is the link for the website. It explains a little more about our run and the foundation.

Thanks for your time.  We're lucky to have all of you in our lives!

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