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Cruz'n with Cruz - Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk 2014

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BENEFITING: Down Syndrome Network, Inc.

EVENT: Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk 2014

EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2014

Cruz Rodriguez


We join this annual event at the last minute, so please help us with last minute efforts to raise the total $$ raised to support this invaluable community support group. DSNewtork has been part of our lives from the moment we were blessed with the birth of our son Cruz. DSNetwork is a non-profit organization that provides endless support to families and the community affected by Down Syndrome. Everything from education, trainings for educators, parents, therapists, to social gatherings for families and youth, community awareness, and support to those in need, and so much more. 

Tax season is near, money donated is deductable under donations to charity. Pocket change to dollars, all is welcome. Help to support your community and raise awareness, make your community a better place to live. 

Anyone wanting to join us at the walk, please contact me. 

PARADE TIME:  4:00pm

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.


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Cruz Rodriguez and pro

In honor of the most beautiful little boy ever!. We have truly been blessed with the greatest gift of this lil' life. Cruz brings endless joy and love to this family, he shares his contagious smile and turns frowns upside down. He loves and accepts all people who come into his life, help him raise awareness and acceptance so we can all be as accepting as these beautiful children. Mom and dad love you to the moon and back Cruz. 4 years ago