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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.

Super Cooper

Welcome Kristin Kesinger

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

Team Information

Team Captain: Kristin Kesinger EDIT


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Kristin Kesinger

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A Special Message From "Super Cooper"

Cooper and his twin brother Jase were born in July 2018. They have an awesome older brother, Colt. Our little Cooper is rocking his extra chromosome in so many ways. He has been a rock star at his therapies. He works hard to meet his goals and never gives up. He started preschool this last year. He made some new friends and learned lots. We are so lucky to be apart of this amazing Down Syndrome community. Due to COVID the last 2 years we have not been able to participate in the in person walk. This year we are excited to be back at the in person walk. We would love you to join out team. Come support our boy Cooper and all his friends. We would love to see you there. If you are not able to join us at the walk, you can still join our team and get you a shirt. Thanks again for all your love and support. We appreciate it very much! ❤️


Team Members

Kristin Kesinger (captain)

Chelsea Rome

Colt Kesinger

Connor Marxen

Cooper Kesinger

Dale Coffin

Debra Kesinger

Janet Rome

Jase Kesinger

John Marxen

John Rome

John Rome

Kacy Marxen

Kal Rome

Kaleb Smarker

Kimber Rome

Kinley Rome

Kizer Morando

Kristen Abbey

Lane Smith

Liam Kesinger

Lisa Morando

Luke Smarker

Matt Kesinger

Merlin Kesinger

Mia Smarker

Mike Smith

Missy Smarker

Rezik Morando

Ruth Rome

Scott Kesinger

Terri Coffin

Troy Morando

Team Donors

Lori Martin

Ruth Rome

Mike Johnson

Judy McAferty

Sandra Nowasell

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