Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County

Saturday, October 6, 2018

  10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Falls Road (Hadley's) Park

12600 Falls Road - Potomac, Maryland

Luka's Lightworkers - Captain: Sarah Fenster-Goldfarb

Michael, Gabriel, Luka and I are continuing our tradition of participating in our local Down syndrome chapter’s Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk. Our participation supports the acceptance and inclusion of people with DS. All funds raised will support the mission and work of the Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County (DSNMC), which sponsors inclusive family activities and provides educational and advocacy support to our local DS community.


Luka is one of approximately 6000 people born with Down syndrome each year in the United States. Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal condition in which there are three copies of the 21st chromosome. People with Down syndrome live active, meaningful and productive lives.


2018 has been a great year for Luka! He continues to shine his love and light wherever he goes. He happily smiles, waves and often asks strangers to sing with him. We’ve nicknamed him the “mayor of wherever he is.” Luka perfectly embodies the Dalai Lama’s sentiment of there are no strangers only friends you have not met yet.  


We’d love your support through a donation, walking with us or simply sharing the video below to spread awareness about Down syndrome. Our goal is to raise $800. We appreciate any donations, such as a $21 symbolic gift. The registration fee includes a Step Up t-shirt, food, drinks, games and crafts. Please note that registration is not required to participate in the walk. All are welcome and we’d love to have you join us.  If you live out of the area and would like a 2018 walk t-shirt, please register with our team and we will happily mail your shirt. We appreciate your support as we walk to raise awareness about Down syndrome.

Team Goal

Team Registrants
Robert Goldfarb
Michael Goldfarb
Luka Fenster-Goldfarb
Fatima Kane
Sarah Fenster-Goldfarb
Gail Goldfarb
Jack Spittler
Gabriel Goldfarb
Megan Spittler
Team Donors
Robert Garfinkle
Bob & Judy VanDongen
The Brandts
Rosenzweig-ONeil Family
Arlene & Stuart Greenspan
The Andrikanich Family
Fatima kane
Bubbie and Papa
The Fenster-Goldfarb Family
Hope and Jake Armour
Ellis & Robin
Michael Rosenzweig
The Spittler family
The Eisner's
Noah & Sharon Bank


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