Created in 2021, the Agape Fund is designed to support the Down syndrome community. The fund was created in honor of Thomas Byrne, a young man with Down syndrome, and his immense impact on the South Bay of Los Angeles. The members of the fund participate in athletic races to generate capital and awareness for causes supporting those with Down syndrome, specifically in the form of medical research. As of May 2023, the fund has raised over $127,000, supporting research led by Dr. Jonathan Santoro of CHLA and Dan Gordon of Anglia Ruskin University. A donation to the Agape Fund directly impacts a community that has been overlooked, marginalized, and very much deserving of our compassion.
Donation link: The Agape Fund