July 20th – 23rd
July 10th – Fun for EVERYONE!
Thank you all who supported, walked and came out to celebrate Down syndrome!
What a BRIGHT, SUNNY AND FUN DAY for the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk – DSIA’s 9th Annual Walk.
The Walk had it all – old friends, new friends, great exhibitors, fabulous volunteers, wonderful entertainment, fantastic food, and……the Walk raised $30,000 that will enable DSIA to continue to provide resources and support within the greater Sacramento area!
Because of the generosity of family, friends, and co-workers, this is just an example of the types of programs that will benefit from your fundraising:
- Parent-to-Parent Program
- Educational speakers – Dr. Brian Skotko, Sarah Rosenfeld Johnson and Dr. Dennis McGuire
- Social events
- Medical Outreach Program
Congratulations to all the teams and individuals for their donations and participation. Special congratulations to the following teams:
Dante’s Spunky Amigos – Most Money Raised – $2638.00
John Michael’s Super Heros – Most Team Spirit
BIG HUGE Thanks to CCPOA (California Correctional Peace Officers Association) for donating AND BBQing the lunch! It is appreciated more than you know!
To our volunteers – you are the best! Thank you for coming out with a generous heart and big smiles!
Special thank you to Vanessa Acevedo – she set up a bake sale and raised $400 for her team – Eben’s Explorers
And a GIGANTIC thank you to the Sisterhood – a local group of moms – who put together this GORGEOUS calendar and donated all the proceeds of the sales to DSIA! OVER $7000.00!!!
Didn’t get one? You still can – CLICK HERE
And, speaking of Donations, donations to the DSIA Step Up Walk can still be made until December 31, 2013!
DSIA was honored to have Luke Barnes, a Self Advocate, Sac State Student and Humanitarian motivate us with his speech! He was AWESOME!
Thank you to the following for great entertainment:
- Music to Grow On
- Dusty’s Puppets
- Group Resplandor
- NOW 100.5
A special thank you to the following vendors who participated at the event:
- Alta California Regional Center
- California Mentor
- Carly Litvik Music Therapy
- Jane Johnson Speech Services
- Music To Grow On
- Neurocognitive Development Lab
- Pathways to Recreation, INC
- Reece’s Rainbow
- Sac City Unified School District Community Advisory Committee
- UCD MIND Institute
- WarmLine Family Resource Center
- Project Ride
- Origami Owl
- Corner Bikes
- Bright Children International
- Camp Recreation
- Dusty’s Puppets
- Pacific Dental Services
- the Sisterhood
And an extra special thank you to our sponsors:
Want to share your amazing pictures from the walk, and perhaps see them featured on DSIA’s website and future walk materials? Send your high-resolution pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you an image release. You just might see your pictures featured by DSIA!
Lastly, please take a few moments to help us make the walk event bigger and better!! Please answer a few short questions! CLICK HERE to take the survey.
Thank you and we will see you in 2014!
This is your chance to support DSIA and give back!