Step Up for Down Syndrome
Step Up For Down Syndrome is the largest Down syndrome awareness event in Michigan and DSAWM’s annual fundraiser. Families, friends, and the public are invited to this community celebration and walk where we come together to support our loved ones with Down syndrome. The event is held every September in Grand Rapids.
2021 Step Up for Down Syndrome
We’re leaving 2020 in the powdered sugar dust as we journey into this year’s sweet Step Up for Down Syndrome theme: Candyland!
Step Up is our annual family-friendly celebration open to all children and adults with Down syndrome, their families, friends, and thousands of local supporters. In addition to being Michigan’s largest Down syndrome awareness event, Step Up is also DSAWM’s largest fundraiser and supports 40% of our annual budget. As a direct result of event sponsorships, team fundraising, and generous public donations, DSAWM is able to continue providing free programming, educational resources, social gatherings, parent support networks, and financial assistance to individuals with Down syndrome and their families across West Michigan.
To ensure the safety and comfort of all participants, this year’s event will, like last year, be an all-day celebration with teams invited through in staggered time slots. We’ll be hosting the event at our new castle, the SOMI Unified Sports & Inclusion Center! Participants will travel through an enchanting activities course, enjoying scrumptious prizes and treats along the way. An at-home option will also be offered to families who choose to participate remotely. Registration is once again only $5/person. We hope you’ll join us!
2021 Sponsorship Opportunities
Fundraising is critical to ensure our ability to continue supporting and providing free programming and services for over 320 families across West Michigan. Help us reach our $120,000 goal with an event sponsorship! Your business will receive maximum exposure and your commitment will resonate deeply within the Down syndrome community and beyond. View Step Up sponsorship opportunities below or contact Executive Director Jennifer DeVault at email@example.com or 616-956-3488 to discuss how our communities can support one another.
If you are interested in supporting people with Down syndrome in West Michigan by sponsoring an event, joining an event committee, or hosting a fundraiser, please contact DSAWM at 616-956-3488 or firstname.lastname@example.org.