2nd Lap for Landon Event Raises Awareness for Gould Syndrome

October 27, 2023

A St. Louis family organized a second fundraising walk on Saturday, October 21, in honor of their son, Landon who was diagnosed with Gould Syndrome.

Over 170 people gathered in St. Louis, on a beautiful sunny day to celebrate Landon’s second birthday and to participate in the 2nd annual walk.

About one-third of infants born with Gould Syndrome have cataracts at birth or developmental defects that can lead to early-onset glaucoma. The syndrome is named for UCSF geneticist Douglas Gould, PhD, in recognition of his discovery of and his lab’s work on this rare, multisystem disorder. It is caused by mutations in collagen genes COL4A1 and COL4A2.

Proceeds raised from the walk went to support Dr. Douglas Gould’s vision research that makes a lasting difference in treatment of this rare disease.

As of the date of this posting 83 gifts, totaling $11,380 have been made in honor of Landon to support Gould Syndrome research.

To support this fundraising effort in honor of Landon, please visit the All May See Foundation Donate Page, under “Designation” select ” Lap for Landon 2023.