Since 2000, the Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome (SUDS) walk has promoted acceptance and inclusion of all people with Down syndrome and helps raise funds for Down Syndrome Network to provide support for individuals with Down Syndrome and their families.
Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition. One in every 691 babies is born with Down syndrome.
Down syndrome occurs when an individual has three, rather than two, copies of the 21st chromosome. This additional genetic material alters the course of development and causes the characteristics associated with Down syndrome.
There are more than 400,000 people living with Down syndrome in the United States.
Down syndrome occurs in people of all races and economic levels.
All funds from the Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk are devoted to programs that are offered by DSNetwork to achieve our mission to educate, support, and advocate for those in the community impacted by Down syndrome. These programs include but are not limited to:
Parents and Schools in Partnership
Workshops for Early Intervention
Young Adult Social Group
Educational Webinars and Workshops on topics pertinent to Down syndrome
New Parent Outreach
Down syndrome facts Retrieved on 5/6/11 from www.ndss.org ndss.org/index.php
NEW THIS YEAR: Every walker must register by October 22, 2011 to receive a complimentary custom Step UP t-shirt and a complimentary lunch from Chili's Restaurant.
As a thank you for your fundraising efforts, DSNework is offering the following Fundraising Incentives:
$ 250 DSN Cap
$ 500 DSN Fleece Vest
$ 1500 DSN Gift Pak
$ 2500 IPOD Nano
$ 3500 IPOD Touch
$ 5000 Nintendo Wii
$ 7500 iPad2 16GB
Top Fundraiser leads the Parade in the SUDS Buggy and will be featured in all SUDS marketing material for the next year. Incentives are not cumulative. Fundraising incentives awarded at highest level of fundraising only, including all donations received by 10/29/11 at midnight. Incentives valued at $1500 and over, please call the DSNetwork office at (480)759-9150 and make arrangements to pick up between November 15, 2011 -- December 15, 2011.
Thank you all for your continued support and for being a part of DSNetwork. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Step UP for Down Syndrome! Check-in for Step UP begins at 9:30a.
||Saturday, October 29, 2011
stepup4ds at dsnetworkaz.org