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Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk



2014 Step Up Walk- Sunday October 19, 2014, 12:00-4:00 p.m.


The Step Up Walk is just around the corner! We have great family activities planned- inflatables, 3 & 5 station bungee pods, the Tubs of Fun mechanical ride, ponies, carnival games, arts/crafts, tattoos, two photo booths, live entertainment on stage, the Swingsters will be performing, the dance tent, hayrides, ice cream, small cakes and kettle korn.

KFC will be providing lunch this year from 12-2pm. We will also have hot dogs too.

Important Dates:

Team t-shirt deadline is Friday September 19. This is the last day to register to have your team name printed on the back of the t-shirt.  

Team t-shirt pick up day & the last day to submit your donations for fundraising prizes- Saturday October 11 from 9am-1pm at the DSG offices. All winning teams will receive an Apple iPad. 

The BIG DAY- Sunday October 19, 12-4pm, Arrowhead Stadium, Lot C.

Team of the Week- Cruisin’ with Smiles! Sophia is a feisty little red head who is very hard to say no too. She loves cheerleading, playing outside, and the Fresh Beat Band. She just became a big sister this year and has been very helpful with the baby. Sophia is excited about learning and has recently become very interested in writing. She just started first grade and is doing fantastic! Cole is a handsome and funny little boy. He enjoys playing with his twin brothers, singing, and loves the Wizard of Oz. He has been involved with the Christian Youth Theater for the past few summers and liked it so much that he has started attending the weekly classes. Cole also has just started first grade and is already so popular that it is tough for him to walk down the hall!

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2014 Step Up Walk Shirt

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Down Syndrome Facts

  • Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring genetic condition with an incidence of 1 in every 691 births.
  • There are currently over 400,000 individuals living with Down syndrome in the United States.
  • There are approximately 5,000 babies born with Down syndrome each year in the United States.
  • There are approximately 50 babies born with Down syndrome each year in the greater Kansas City area.
  • Down syndrome is one of the leading clinical causes of cognitive delay in the world - it is not related to race, nationality, religion or socio-economic status.
  • With appropriate support, individuals with Down syndrome can lead fulfilling lives and be contributing members of society.

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Event Goal



205 Teams

1705 Walkers