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Inaugural Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk
The Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County (DSNMC) is  taking a step in a new direction with our annual awareness walk held in October during Down Syndrome Awareness Month. DSNMC will be hosting Its Inaugural Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk (formerly the Buddy Walk®) on Saturday, October 7 at Falls Road Park.

What is Step Up for Down Syndrome?
Step Up for Down Syndrome is an awareness walk brand created by leadership at the Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action (DSAIA).  Using the Step Up for Down Syndrome brand allows all fundraising to stay in Montgomery County allowing DSNMC to provide vital programming and services at little or no charge to our membership.

How will the walk be different this year?  
The Step Up Walk will be the same wonderful event that everyone has come to know and love for 13 years! There will be entertainment, activities, and a lot of celebration!

Prizes & Incentives*

  • All teams that raise at least $1K will have team name printed on the Step Up Walk t-shirt
  • All teams that  raise at least $2k receive a reserved parking space on the day of the Step Up Walk
  • First registrant to set up a team receives a $75 gift card to The Capital Grille (AWARDED TO TEAM LEE)
  • First registrant to register 10 walkers receives a session for 5 participants to Fitness for Health (AWARDED TO FLO RYDERS)
  • First team to bring in a new sponsor of at least $500 will receive 2 tickets to Strathmore
  • First team that registers 15 walkers OR raises $750 receives 2 registrations to the Techniques for Success (TFS) Conference and a night at the conference hotel, the Frederick Clarion Inn (AWARDED TO TEAM SALMERON)
  • First team to raise $1K or bring in a $1K sponsor receives 2 passes to Ski Liberty (AWARDED TO TEAM JORDAN)
  • First team to raise $2500 receives 2 tickets to Tribute 21 Ball

*With the exception of parking spaces and team name on t-shirts, DSNMC Board Members are exempt from winning prizes.

Event Information

Date:           October 7, 2017

Time:           Registration opens at 10:30 AM

Location:    Falls Road (Hadley's) Park
                    12600 Falls Road
                    Potomac, Maryland 20854

DSNMC invites you to join us for a fun-filled day that celebrates and raises awareness for individual with Down syndrome. DSNMC

Your Registration Fee includes:
a Step Up t-shirt (guaranteed to those who registered by 9/18) food, drinks, games, crafts, inflatables, DJ, music, access to exhibitor resource tent and more!  The walk, which is around the permitter of Falls Road Park, is for adults and children of all ages and abilities.

Online Registration is closed.  Please register on site beginning at 10:30 AM on October 7.  

Need Help?
If you have any questions regarding registration or need assistance with your team, contact us at or by phone at 301-979-1112.


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