Mile High Down Syndrome Association "Step Up for Down Syndrome" Walk * MEDIA ALERT *

DENVER, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Who:

Mile High Down Syndrome Association (MHDSA), a Colorado non-profit organization, focused on raising awareness around Down syndrome and supporting families of children with Down syndrome with resources, tools and educational information.





What:

The Step Up for Down Syndrome annual walk promotes the rights, dignity and potential of all individuals with Down syndrome. All funds raised stay in Colorado and are used for essential programs including First Call Parent Visitation, Parents and Schools in Partnership Program, Community Groups, Healthcare Partnership, advocacy, education and public awareness.






In attendance: Children and adults with Down syndrome, families, friends and supporters.





When:

Sunday, September 23, 2012



7:00am  

Registration



9:00am    

Walk



10:00am  

TALENT SHOW (New)




Fun Activities



11:00am-12:00pm 

Mr. Harlan's Amazing BlueGrass Tonic Band





Where:

Denver City Park





Why:

This flagship event will help raise funds and awareness for MHDSA. MHDSA serves people living in Colorado with Down syndrome, as they strive to live independent and empowered lives. MHDSA provides Colorado families and caregivers with information, tools and resources to support children and family members with Down syndrome.






Down syndrome is a genetic condition, when a baby is born with three, rather than the usual two, copies of chromosome 21. Down syndrome is the most frequently occurring chromosomal abnormality, occurring once in every 691 live births. It is estimated that over 400,000 people in the U.S. have Down syndrome.





How:

Registration and information: www.StepUpDenver.org or by calling 303.756.6069.






Media welcome to attend.


Contact: Mac Macsovits
303.756.6069 or macm@mhdsa.org

SOURCE Mile High Down Syndrome Association



RELATED LINKS
http://www.stepupdenver.org

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