October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month!

Down Syndrome Awareness Month (DSAM) is a chance to spread awareness, advocacy and inclusion throughout the community. During the month of October, we celebrate individuals with Down syndrome and make people aware of their abilities and accomplishments. And we have friends everywhere helping spread the word.  Join in on the celebration! There are many ways to participate and you can make a difference no matter how much time you have.  Even with only 1 minute to spare, there are still ways to help spread awareness. Here’s a couple of ideas to get you started!

Join us for a Beautiful Morning of Yoga

21 Sun Salutes All Abilities Yoga & Marketplace is on Sunday October 7th at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park!  Check out the 21 Suns page for more info!

Dine Out for Down Syndrome

Visit participating area restaurants during designated times throughout October and a portion of sales will come back to DSAGSL and be used to provide education, resources, and support to the over 1700 individuals with Down syndrome and their families that we serve.

We have two opportunities to Dine Out for Down Syndrome in 2018!  October 1st-7th, Tapped in Maplewood is donating ALL TIPS for the ENTIRE WEEK to DSAGSL!  The Young Friends Board will be there on October 3rd form 6pm-8pm to meet with folks and tell them about DSAGSL!

On October 16th, you can Dine Out at the Pat Connolly Tavern anytime between 11am-8pm, and 25% of your bill will be donated to DSAGSL!  **UPDATE** Thank you to the Pat Connolly Tavern and to everyone who came out to enjoy this fantastic restaurant!!  Together we raised $725 for DSAGSL!

 

Show what you know at DSAGSL Trivia Night

DSAGSL Trivia Night is one of our longest running fundraisers.  Food from local restaurants, music and dancing between rounds, and a different theme each year make this trivia night extra special.  Check out the Trivia Night page for more information!

Share your Photos with us on Facebook

Post pictures of your loved one with Down syndrome on our Facebook page and use the hashtag #ImwithDSAGSL and #discoverdownsyndrome to show how much joy people with Down syndrome bring to our lives.  Make sure you are clicking and liking and sharing each others posts and pictures, and DSAGSL posts as well.  The more likes and shares, the more people we reach, and the more awareness we raise!

Want to raise even MORE awareness for Down syndrome!?  Check out these great resources and list of activities you can participate in during the month of October to spread the word about our awesome friends with Down syndrome.  It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities – celebrate with the DSAGSL!

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