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Step UP for Down Syndrome
Saturday, October 12, 2013

Millennium Park, GR

Registration – 9:30am     Walk – 10:30am
Celebration – 11:00am

Family Fun Activities

Dance Performance Balloon Animals

By Living Light Dance Company     By Dee Jay the Clown

Art Activities                       Face Painting & Photo Booth

 With Artists Creating Together (ACT)   

Media Sponsors


Step right Up and join the DSAWM for the 2013 Step UP for Down Syndrome Walk! The Step UP for Down Syndrome (SUDS) Walk is supported by Down syndrome organizations across the globe as a way to celebrate and promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.


Invite your families, friends, co-workers, classmates and others to celebrate National Down Syndrome Awareness Month at the Step UP for Down Syndrome Walk!  Participate in the non-competitive walk, and take part in all the family fun activities available to participants (partial list at right).


The Step UP for Down Syndrome Walk is the perfect opportunity for the West Michigan community to witness the talents and abilities of persons with Down syndrome!  Help educate people about Down syndrome and break the myths and stereotypes that hinder individuals with Down syndrome as they strive to be accepted and appreciated by the community.


Your participation affirms and validates the value of our children and nourishes and sustains our families! When you walk with us and invite others to join you, you introduce your family, friends, co-workers, classmates and the West Michigan community to the promise, possibility and potential of all people with Down syndrome.


Donate to the Step UP for Down Syndrome Walk, and help the DSAWM continue providing vital services for individuals with Down syndrome and their families! Your donation will fund vital support programs and services that support lifelong opportunities for people with Down syndrome in West Michigan.


An easy way to participate in Step UP for Down Syndrome is to volunteer your time!  Numerous volunteers are required to help set up on the morning of the event, package t-shirts for teams and families prior to the Walk, distribute posters to local businesses and much, much more.  If you are interested in volunteering for Step UP for Down Syndrome, please click here.

2010 Buddy Walk Photo Gallery


2013 Sponsors


Mike & Sue Jandernoa



Bob & Patty Boylen


Steve & Brenda Heacock


The Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan is an affiliate of:
National Down Syndrome CongressDown Syndrome Affiliates in Action