For the second year, First Lady Dianne Bentley joined with other First Ladies across the nation to "Light the Way" in recognition of Down syndrome cognitive research.
First Lady of New Jersey, Mary Pat Christie said, "As a result of non-profit groups such as Research Down Syndrome, groundbreaking advances have been made which hold the near term promise to increase life opportunities for those with Down syndrome."
Downs syndrome results from the presence of three copies of chromosome 21. It is the most common chromosomal disorder, affecting over 400,000 people in the United States. Mrs. Bentley hopes that together, we can recognize our citizens living with this condition and inspire their loved ones in their continued efforts to advance cognitive research.