Mile High Down Syndrome Association "Step Up for Down Syndrome" Walk

DENVER, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Who:

4,000 children and adults with Down syndrome, friends, families and supporters of individuals with Down syndrome. 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: 

Largest gathering of families, friends and supporters of individuals with Down syndrome in the Rocky Mountain region. 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, ALIVE, advocacy, education and public awareness.



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 critical funds and awareness for MHDSA. 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 6,000 people in Colorado have Down syndrome and there are over 400,000 people in the U.S. living with the condition. 



How:

Registration and information: www.StepUpDenver.org or by calling 303-797-1699.

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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