Thanks for CARING Congress!

Last night, NDSS held our 12th Annual CARING with Congress event on Capitol Hill – which over the last 12 years has raised over $1 million for Down syndrome research and directly supports our NDSS Research Innovation and Discovery Fund. Please check out our wonderful pictures from last evening here! As the leading nonprofit in the United States dedicated to advocating for all people with Down syndrome and their families, both at the federal and state levels of government, we are fortunate to have so many amazing Congressional Champions dedicated to advancing effective policies that make the lives of all individuals with Down syndrome better.

Last night, we honored several Member of Congress for their leadership and dedication to the Down syndrome community. These wonderful Champions included:

Rep. Dan Benishek

Sen. John Boozman

Rep. Mike Bost

Rep. Susan Brooks

Rep. Corrine Brown

Rep. Ken Buck

Sen. Richard Burr

Rep. Cheri Bustos

Sen. Bob Casey Jr.

Rep. Mike Coffman

Rep. Kevin Cramer

Rep. Ander Crenshaw

Rep. Debbie Dingell

Rep. Jamie Herrera-Beutler

Rep. Joe Kennedy

Rep. Kevin McCarthy

Rep. Patrick McHenry

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Sen. Jerry Moran

Rep. Amata Radewagen

Rep. Keith Rothfus

Rep. Steve Scalise

Rep. Bobby Scott

Rep. Pete Sessions

Rep. Jason Smith

Rep. Paul Tonko

Rep. Chris Van Hollen

Rep. Mimi Walters

We also couldn’t accomplish our vital mission without the important and generous support of our CARING with Congress of the companies, organizations and individuals that have so generously sponsored this year’s event. We had 25 sponsors this year! A big thank you to the following organizations:





Coca Cola



Federated Investments




Government Strategies Group, LLC



K&L Gates

Koch Industries

Brinker International


National Association of Realtors


New York Life




W Group – Darren Willcox

A special thank you to our CARING with Congress dedicated committee members – Host Vince Randazzo, Janet Slaughter Eissenstat, Chip Gerhardt and Charles Symington, along with our entire NDSS Board of Directors, NDSS Staff and all our volunteers – who make this event possible each year!

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