The Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan is excited for the 2017 Step UP Walk! It is the largest Down Syndrome fundraising and awareness event in Southeast Michigan. The Step Up Walk is a family-friendly event open to all children and adults with Down Syndrome, their families, friends, and thousands of local supporters. Family members of the DSGSEMI come from across the state in nine plus counties.

As a direct result of event sponsorships, team fundraising, and generous public donations, Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan is able to continue providing New Parent Packets, educational resources, informational programs, parent support networks, and social events for individuals with Down Syndrome. The Step Up for Down Syndrome walk has three primary goals:

To promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down SyndromeTo raise funds locally for education, research, and advocacy programsTo enhance the position of the Down Syndrome community, enabling us to positively influence local and national policy and practice

The Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan is a 501©(3) non-profit organization.

Walk information:

Date: Saturday September 23, 2017 at the Detroit Zoo

Registration Fees:

Individual with Down Syndrome: Free

Adults(18+): $20.00

Children (2-17): $10.00

Children 2 years and under: Free Registration fee includes entrance to the Zoo and Free Zoo Parking

Registration closes online at midnight Wednesday, September 13, 2017  http://bit.ly/dsgsuds17

Walk Day Schedule  7:30am to 12:00 noon

7:30 am: Registration begins at the Zoo’s front gate (Important Note: Regular Detroit Zoo ticket pricing will apply at 10:00 am)

8:00 am: Zoo Gates open to SUDS Walkers

Please proceed directly to the event pavilion south of the Holden Reptile House 

8:45 am: Walk Begins 

9:30 am-11:00 am: Announcements & Award Ceremony in the pavilion 

11:00 am: Tin Can Raffle & 50/50 Raffle Drawings 

Other Happenings in the Pavilion Area:

8:00 am – 11:00 am:Team Pictures

Vendors, community resources, new parent booth, entertainment, and more!