BENEFITING: Down Syndrome Network, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2014
Dear Friends and family,
Once again, we will be participating in the Step up for Down Syndrome Walk in honor of Eli. In his two and a half years, he has shown the world what perserverance really is and how to never take anything for granted. We have loved watching him become the little, spunky toddler who loves to listen to music, read books, and play soccer. Eli has made us so proud and continues to amaze us every day!
Whether you walk with us the day of or donate to a great charity, we appreciate all the love and support we receive! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Below is background informationabout DS Network.
Join 1,500 walkers in front of crowds of more than 30,000 at the ASU Homecoming Parade to show your support for acceptance and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome. This event is open to all – parents, caregivers, friends, family members and individuals with Down syndrome. Strollers, wheelchairs and wagons are welcome!
WHY: One in every 691 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome. It is one of the most commonly occurring genetic chromosomal conditions. Funds raised by the SUDS Walk will support DSNetwork’s programs and mission to provide comprehensive education, support and advocacy for individuals and families impacted by Down syndrome, including:
• New Parent Information and Resources
• Early Intervention Education Workshops
• Parents and Schools in Partnership
• Research Resource Information
• Young Adult Social Group
• Medical Outreach
• Community Outreach & Advocacy
• Family Events and Celebrations
ACTIVITIES: All REGISTERED walkers will enjoy face painting, games and balloons, as well as a delicious lunch courtesy of Chili’s Bar & Grill. Don’t miss the debut of the 2015 DSNetwork calendar – only $10 – featuring the beautiful faces of our DSNetwork friends with Down syndrome.
PRIZES: Teams raise awareness of Down syndrome, compete for fantastic prizes and help raise funds to support DSNetwork’s educational programs. The top SUDS fundraiser will lead the 2015 ASU Homecoming Parade and will be featured in DSNetwork’s 2016 calendar!