Celebrate Down syndrome awareness – Step Up for Down Syndrome on June 9!

(press release)

The Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis to hold fifth annual walk June 9

The Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis (DSAGSL) will host the 2013 Step Up for Down Syndrome (SUDS) walk on June 9 to celebrate the many abilities of people with Down syndrome. Community members including Boomerang Tube of Chesterfield, Charter Media, The Bedroom Store, Lathrop & Gage and Keefe Bruyette Woods, in addition to the St. Louis Cardinals, have embraced this celebration and are getting involved.

For the past several years, SUDS has been the DSAGSL’s largest fundraising and awareness event for our members across the greater St. Louis community. SUDS encourages people to come together and step up in support for all of the special people in our lives with Down syndrome. Individuals are invited to form teams and encourage family, friends and co-workers to join them in raising awareness and walking for Down syndrome on June 9. Walk registration is open NOW online and will continue June 6-8 at our office and on the morning on the walk.

SUDS is THIS Sunday, June 9 in Forest Park and will start at the Upper Muny Parking lot. There will be food, fun, games and informational booths.

  • 9:00 am: Event opens and festivities begin!
  • 11:30 am: One-Mile Walk Begins
  • 1:00 pm: Closing

For more information about SUDS, please contact Jeremie at the DSAGSL office at 314-961-2504 or jeremie@dsagsl.org. Information can also be found at www.dsagsl.org/StepUp

1 in 691 babies is born with Down syndrome, making Down syndrome the most commonly occurring genetic anomaly. With medical advances, appropriate education, and social acceptance, people with Down syndrome are capable of excelling in school, successful employment, independent living, and most importantly, being contributing members of society.

The Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis is a non-profit organization that works to benefit the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families through individual and family support, education, public awareness, and advocacy. We envision a community where all people with Down syndrome can achieve their full potential.