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Danny Lazzara (Chairman):

In 2011 Danny Lazzara founded the Lazzara Family Foundation, for his cousin Gregory Milazzo.  Gregory was born with Down Syndrome and, as his little smile and big spirit has showed us, so much more!  This foundation is a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization that supports research that is committed to maximizing  the ABILITIES of those living with Down Syndrome so that they may lead fuller, healthier and more independent lives.

The Research Institutes that we support include Stanford University, Johns Hopkins, UC San Diego, VA PAHCS and the University of Arizona.  In their dedication to enhance the life opportunities of those with Down Syndrome, these centers are actively evaluating the cognitive abilities of those with Down syndrome and the role of biomedical modalities to potentiate cognition in these individuals.  Roche Pharmaceutical, one of the largest in the world, has taken the basic research findings from the above mentioned Institutes laboratories and is now conducting clinical 1 human trials. This is a major breakthrough because most research never gets out of the lab and human trials are often 20 – 25 years in the making. The speed in which a major pharmaceutical company has gone into human trials proves that we are on the right path.

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Committee Members

Danny Lazzara (Chairman):
Dawn Lazzara:
Mark Piserchio:
Jack Dean:
Lisa and Gregory Milazzo:
Lou and Patti Piserchio: and
Erin Faraone:
Joseph Amato:
Ralph Gamba: