Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk

The Step Up Walk and Festival is a day of family fun and celebration for a loved one or friend with Down syndrome.  All guests attending the Step Up Walk will enjoy lunch, family games, inflatables, photo booth and live music.

The 2018 Step Up Walk will be held on Saturday, October 7th, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and at Hearnes Center in Lot O. Register or donate at http://my.kcdsg.org/centralmostep2018

Registration for the Step Up Walk is $25 per person ages 13 and up and $15 for guests 3-12 and 2 and younger are free. The registration price includes a Step Up Walk T-shirt, food and entertainment.

Learn more at http://www.my.kcdsg.org/centralmostep2018 or by calling 913-384-4848.
Everyone is welcome- walkers, strollers and the entire family should come out for a day of fun. Come and celebrate someone you love with Down syndrome!

Celebrate and walk 1 mile in honor of a loved one or friend with Down syndrome. The event is rain or shine. Sorry, no refunds.

All of the proceeds benefits the Central Missouri Group of Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City. The DSG provides support and resources for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the professionals who serve them. DSG seeks to provide the entire community with information and education to broaden awareness and foster positive attitudes regarding people with Down syndrome. The DSG serves 1,600 families.

About Down Syndrome:
Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that affects one in every 700 births. It is one of the leading clinical causes of intellectual disability in the world. Individuals with Down syndrome are at higher risk for medical problems and language delays. Quality educational programs, along with a stimulating home environment and good medical care, enable individuals with Down syndrome to become contributing members of their families and communities.

Approximately 5,000 babies are born with Down syndrome in the United States each year, affecting about 400,000 families. There is a wide variation in the abilities, physical development, behavior and personalities of individuals with Down syndrome. Individuals with Down syndrome benefit from loving homes, appropriate medical care, inclusive education and positive public attitudes. People with Down syndrome are first and foremost human beings who have recognizable physical characteristics and limited intellectual endowment which are due to the presence of an extra chromosome 21.

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