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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.

Violet’s Co-Pilots

Welcome Laura Downey

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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 "Violet’s Co-Pilots" 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. "Violet’s Co-Pilots" would love to have you walk with us. We appreciate all the support we can get! Together make a difference!

Team Information

Team Captain: Laura Downey EDIT


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Laura Downey

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Team Members

Laura Downey (captain)

Andrew Vega

Brody Vermillion

Donna Vermillion

Ed Cash

Janice Downey

Justin Vermillion

Katie Smith

Kellan Smith

kelly kirby

Kevin Downey

Lamar Roark

Larissa Vermillion

Lilliana Smith

Marilyn Cash

Patrick Smith

Ryan Downey

Valeri Vega

Violet Downey

Team Donors

Mike/Elizabeth Vermillion

Andrew Vega

Casey Jo Cox


lloyd klein

Sinead Downey

kelly kirby

Kevin Downey

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