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Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk

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October 6, 2019 @ 12:30 pm 5:00 pm

Celebrate the 20th Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome WalK Proceeds from this family-friendly walk and celebration benefit Down Syndrome Alabama   Birmingham, Ala. – Down Syndrome Alabama (DSA) is thrilled to announce the 20th Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk which will take place on October 6, 2019 at Veteran’s Park in Hoover. The event will start at 12:30 with the walk beginning at 2pm and the celebration continuing until 5pm. The event is a great way to kick of October which is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. This festival style event has something for everyone and is a great opportunity for the community to come together and support their family and friends with Down syndrome. The day is full of family friendly activities. Participants are welcome to bring tents and chairs so they can enjoy a fun afternoon with family and friends. At 12:30 everything will kick off with music, food trucks, inflatables, face painting, and games. At 2pm there will be a short ceremony and the celebratory (less than 1 mile) walk around the lake will begin. After the walk, dancing, crafts and activities will continue along with appearances from some special guests. Registration is now open for Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk at tiny.cc/StepUp2019. The fee is $20 for general admission, $5 for those with Down syndrome or a special need, and FREE to children 3 and under. All registrations, except for 3 and under, will include a t-shirt and admissions wristband. All proceeds from this event benefit Down Syndrome Alabama and the funds will be used for outreach, education and programs. Anyone interested in becoming a Team Fundraising Captain can go to tiny.cc/StepUp19Donate to start a fundraising page. Donations to the event or a team can also be made on this website. For questions contact the DSA office at downsyndromealabama@gmail.com. Follow Down Syndrome Alabama on Facebook (@DSADownSyndromeAlabama) for updates and fun ideas to support the mission. About Down Syndrome Alabama   The mission of Down Syndrome Alabama (DSA) is to provide lifelong awareness, acceptance and advocacy for individuals with Down syndrome. This mission is accomplished by providing connections, actions, resources, education and support to members and community. One in every 700 babies are born with Down syndrome, representing approximately 6,000 births per year in the United State. Recent advancements in Down syndrome research has proven that early intervention, education, social support, therapeutic care and positive public attitudes improve each individual’s chances of living an independent, productive and satisfying life.      


October 6, 2019
12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
$3 – $20
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Hoover, AL United States + Google Map

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