August Newsletter
The National Down Syndrome Society

It's Buddy Walk® season, and we are one month away from our flagship NYC Buddy Walk® on September 12! We need YOU to help us make this first-ever virtual walk a memorable one. Read on to learn more about being part of this special day, as well as other news from the NDSS team.

2020 NYC Buddy Walk®
Have you always wanted to make it to NYC for our flagship Walk? This is your opportunity to participate - VIRTUALLY! Register by August 12 to guarantee on time delivery of your Virtual NYC Buddy Walk® t-shirt and medal! 
We are grateful to Lyft, Voya Financial and Clear Channel Outdoor for sponsoring our 2020 Virtual NYC Buddy Walk® and helping us make it an event to remember. Join us! 

NDSS and Voya Cares® Grant Opportunity
 National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and Voya Cares® are collaborating to provide financial support to entrepreneurs with Down syndrome to raise awareness of the need for businesses of all sizes to embrace disability inclusive employment. Learn more here and submit your application below!
NIH-Funded Down Syndrome Research
NDSS and LuMind IDSC submitted a comprehensive plan to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for advancing medical research that will dramatically improve the health and well-being of individuals with Down syndrome by the end of the decade. The submission outlines five major areas for understanding the biology of Down syndrome, which include the pathophysiology of Down syndrome; screening, diagnosis and functional measures; treatment and management; aging; and research infrastructure.
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Action Alert
The Senate is currently in negotiations for the next COVID-19 relief package. Contact your Senators and Representatives and request they include Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) funding, financial relief for families and funding for compensatory services.
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