AUGUSTA, Maine — On Thursday, March 21, 2013, First Lady Ann LePage and other governors’ spouses from around will be joining together to bring attention to Down syndrome cognitive research, a rapidly advancing area of research that holds great promise for improving memory, learning, and communication for individuals of all ages with Down syndrome.
The First Spouse “Light the Way” event will be observed on World Down Syndrome Day, March 21. That evening, the Blaine House will be illuminated in the color blue to symbolize First Lady LePage’s support of Down syndrome cognitive research.
“New Jersey’s First Lady Mary Pat Christie has been an inspiration in her support of research to treat down syndrome cognitive impairment,” First Lady LePage said in a press release. “I am pleased to join her and other First Ladies from across the Nation again this year to show my support of this vital research.”