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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.

Ellis’ Entourage

Welcome Samantha Speer

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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.

Welcome to "Ellis’ Entourage" page.

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. "Ellis’ Entourage" would love to have you walk with us. We appreciate all the support we can get! Together make a difference!

Team Information

Team Captain: Samantha Speer EDIT


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Samantha Speer

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A Special Message From "Ellis’ Entourage"

Meet Ellis! Ellis joined our family in September of 2021 and was prenatally diagnosed with T21 at 15 weeks. We were connected to Down Syndrome Innovations after receiving her diagnosis and was such a blessing to have provided us with support, resources, and best of all, some of the best families in the Kansas City area. This organization will always hold a special place in our hearts; we are excited to participate and hope you can join us in the Step Up walk this year! With Love, Sam & Josh


Team Members

Samantha Speer (captain)

Adam Krohn

Alex Grothus

Amanda Anderson

Arabelle Krohn

Asher Krohn

Barrett McCall

Bodhi Kindall

Boyd Case

Bradley Trigg

Brenda Speer

Brooke Kindall

Brooklyn Bantz

Camille Sullentrup

Colene DeBrot

Davis Kindall

Delaney McCall

Delilah McCall

Derrick Sullentrup

Dustin Kindall

Ellis Speer

Erica Jackman

Erin Cryderman

Hayden Speer

Hudson Wilson

Jacob Harper

James Jones

Jeanne Sartin

Jenny Cook

Jessica Wilson

Jett Cost

JoEtta Fraser

Jordan Nichols

Josh Speer

Julie Corless

Kari Harrington

Karla Jones

Katia Parker

Kayse Nichols

Kenny Speer

Kim Bantz

Lane Speer

Maddux Krohn

Maisel Krohn

Marcia Penyock

Megan Krohn

Mike Sartin

Milly Parker

Missy Ostendorf

Nolyn Parker

Patrick Nichols

Penelope Jonas

Reilly Nichols

Roman Anderson

Ross Parker

Sara Wallace

Savannah Hermanson

Seth Corless

Steve Grothus

Steve Penyock

Summer Anderson

Tyler Sullentrup

Vanessa Jonas

Verlene Kling

Team Donors

Lisa Horn

Brian Farrington

Kenny n Brenda Speer

Katia Parker

Kellie Lemen

Haley Jordan

Nick and Sam Draper

Jessica Wilson

Andrea and Jason Ambroson

Ben Froeschle

Claire Reilly

Kristin Hoppes

Justin Grohler

Erin Cryderman

Megan Linehan

Camille Sullentrup

Sherrie Coulter

Jenny Cook

Andrew, Megan & Vivian Wittmers

Caroline Brawner

Peggy Shaffer

Marty Butler

Howie & Deb Lehman

Kathy Debrot

Anna Skladzien

Megan Krohn

Matt Froeschle

Steve and Marcia Penyock

Tim Grothus

Kayse Nichols

Verlene Kling

Jim Adams

Steve and Teresa Bryant

Steve Grothus

Missy McKee

Lindsay Scheib

Catherine Smith

Jeanne Sartin

Brooklyn Bantz

Jill and Brady Crawford

Brianna Clementz

Lindsey Blocker

Andrea Norris

Christy Howell

Sara Wallace

Jennifer Paustian

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