BENEFITING: Down Syndrome Network, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2014
LETS STEP UP!
We are excited to be back in Phoenix so we can continue to Step Up to support our local Down syndrome community. DSNetwork has been in our lives since shortly after Amelia was born. They have been a source of support, friendship, and education and we couldn't be happier with being in the position to once again help them out.
Amelia has had a rough year medically and since the last walk, however she continues to thrive. She has been hitting her milestones left and right with the hopes to tranisition into preschool come January! Amelia continues to have concerns regarding her ability to fight off illness BUT she gives her brother a run for his money.
Dispute the challenges she faces, Amelia continues to amaze, impress and inspire us. We could not be more proud of our Sweet Honey Bee!
Please take a moment to look over the facts listed below and, if you have the means, doante to a worthy cause. Any little amount helps!
Thank you, in advance, of your generosity and support for Amelia, her family and her friends!
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.