When: Sat., April 29th, 2017
Time: 8 - 10 am
Where: Springfield Mall
Donate to the Walk
Donate raffle items or be a financial sponsor of the walk. Use the forms below to complete a sponsor/raffle request.
Join us for food, fun, and entertainment. This is a great chance for individuals, families, and the community to get together to help make a tremendous difference in the lives of those with Down Syndrome
Our Ongoing goals for the DSIG include:
- Providing resource books, literature, and support to all the new families entering our group in 2017.
- Providing scholarship funding to the parents and children with Down Syndrome so they may attend conferences and seminars or (1) group sponsored conference.
- Providing social events for people with Down Syndrome & their families.
- Providing family support to families when their children need to be hospitalized due to illness.
- Providing monthly meetings to continue to help families to become more aware of ways that they can help their child reach their full potential.
- Spreading positive awareness of the gifts and talents that people with Down Syndrome have to offer to society!
- Sponsor participants for an “iCan Shine” Bike Camp in the Summer of 2017.
About Down Syndrome...
A person with Trisomy 21, commonly known as Down Syndrome, has one extra chromosome in each of the child’s millions of cells. Instead of 46 chromosomes, he/she has 47. Down Syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition, occurring in 1 out of every 691 births. There are more than 400,000 people living with Down Syndrome in the United States. Down Syndrome occurs in all races, ethnic groups, and socio-economic classes. It can happen to anyone!
Because chromosomes and the genetic material they carry play a large part in determining the child’s characteristics, this extra chromosome will effect the child’s life. His/her appearance may be a bit different from other children, he or she may have some unique medical problems and he/she will likely have some degree of cognitive impairment. The severity of any of these problems vary tremendously from child to child. Each child with Down Syndrome is unique with his/her own personality, talents and thoughts. There are few absolutes governing the baby’s destiny; like other children, the child is an individual and will grow to become a distinct personality.