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Thank you for your support and participation at the 27th Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk. Donations are being accepted online through December 31, 2022.


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Event Date

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022

Start Time: 10:00 AM CST

Ceremonial one mile walk begins:
1:30 PM CST

Event Conclusion:
2:00 PM CST

Event Location

One Arrowhead Drive
Kansas City, MO 6412

Event will be held in Lot C, with parking in lots B & D.

Special Instructions from the Event Staff

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Special Updates

Team T-Shirt Registration Deadline:
Monday, September 26, 2022, 6:00. Don’t delay, register today to receive your commemorative Step Up walk t-shirt.

Donations for this Team will be accepted through the end of the year.


We are thrilled to have you join us in celebrating individuals with Down syndrome at this very special event. Your support and fundraising efforts provide therapeutic programs and services for individuals with Down syndrome and their families in our community. Down Syndrome Innovations serves over 1,900 families, 22 hospitals, 45 school districts and dozens of early childhood and adult service provider organizations in Kansas and Missouri. "COOLEST ADULTS IN KANSAS CITY" would love to have you walk with us. We appreciate all the support we can get! Together make a difference!

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Hello! Welcome to our fundraising page for ALL adults associated with Down Syndrome Innovations! Please use this website to share our mission with family and friends. Our Step Up Walk event is a great day to invite all supporters of your self-advocate to join in on the fun. We understand the past few years have been difficult - every donation, big or small, supports innovative and engaging programming for individuals with Down syndrome. We are extremely grateful for your support!


Team Members

Jessica Fahey (captain)

Abigail Espinoza

Alan Otto

Amy Treece

Ashley Woltje

Barbara Otto

Brandon Treece

Bryce Oliver

Caty Cusick

Christopher Otto

Cindy Hahs

Deb Stone

Edie Jungck

Erica Eaton

Gary Thompson

Govanni Garcia

Jeanne Thompson

Kathryn Holmes

Keith Newman

KJ Newman

Lauren Harding

McKenna Newman

Mike Eaton

Mikey Eaton

Myla Treece

Patty Pyle

Peter Whittaker

Rachelle Espinoza

Raylene Snyder

Scott Quaife

Sherri Eaton

Steven Treece

Team Donors

Emily Phipps

Robert Toth

Claudia Bakely

Gail Eisenbarth

DK Rhodes

Barbara Otto

Caleb Welch

Annette Wagner

Sara Pietig

Karissa & James Keller

Steven Hollowell

Jeanne Thompson

Lauren Harding

Peter Whittaker

Jenny Cashen

Julie Hoerandner

Govanni Garcia

Kathryn Holmes

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