There is nothing better you can do with your spare time or change than to give it to a good cause. Below are two that are close to my heart.

The DS Biobank – The DownSyndrome DS Biobank is a national centralized biobank dedicated to Down syndrome. The DS Biobank will accelerate new (and dare I hope, preventative) treatments for so many conditions that we all face, but are characteristically associated with Down syndrome. Researchers, whose studies are approved, will be able to have access to biosamples like never before to help them advance their work of unlocking the keys to Alzheimer’s, mass tumor cancers, Leukemia, and so many more conditions and diseases that we all fear. The DS Biobank will give my girls the opportunity to lead the way to better health for themselves, and for you. Give people with Ds the chance to change the future, donate now. Contributions are tax deductible.

Reece’s Rainbow – Reece’s Rainbow advocates and find families for orphans with Down syndrome and other special needs by raising funds for adoption grants and promoting awareness through an online community, media communications, and other events. We were connected to our Ukrainian daughters through Reece’s Rainbow. We were able to use this organization as a conduit to raise money toward our adoption expenses. Not everybody can adopt an orphan, but anybody can help someone else do it! Contributions are tax deductible and change lives.