was successfully added to your cart.




Thank you Enterprise Mobility Foundation!

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

Thank you to the Enterprise Mobility Foundation for donating $1000.00 to the Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization. This grant support will help us support our Mission!

The mission of the Enterprise Mobility Foundation is to strengthen the communities where Enterprise Mobility team members live and work by actively supporting a range of charitable causes such as the environment, health and human services, education, military and disaster relief. The Foundation has contributed more than half a billion dollars to thousands of local non-profits in the United States and made wide-reaching commitments — from global philanthropic initiatives to community focused projects.

End of 2023 Wrap Up!

By | Uncategorized | No Comments
What a year 2023 has been! Every year since Covid, we have gotten stronger as a community. Our membership has increased, our events have more members engaged, our fundraising efforts have increased, and we see the growth of each of our Down syndrome superstars!
This year has brought some new changes as well. Our office location moved from Coral Springs to Plantation in April. We are now more central for our members and have a larger office space to hold meetings and events. Our SU4DS Walk location changed within Markham Park, we put our heads together and planned every new detail to ensure its success, and it paid off! This has been one of our highest fundraising years!
We formed new partnerships with our Walk sponsors, who have been instrumental in adding ways to help BGCDSO grow. We’ve added a monthly Read-Along event, which allows our DS members to have a night together, and our Coffee and Conversation group, so our parents can have a couple of hours of adult conversation. Sharing moments and experiences give us hope that things are okay even when they are hard, and that we as a community, are not alone in this journey.
We are so appreciative of all our Members, Volunteers, our Group Coordinators, Community Members, Sponsors, and our Board and Staff for all the hard work and due diligence that is put into all you do to help support our organization! We truly could not be successful without you! We look forward to a Happy & Healthy 2024!

Welcome to A Special Miracle!

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

We are happy and proud to partner with A Special Miracle in supporting new families and their loved ones with Down syndrome. A Special Miracle founders Tressa Rebek-Nagy & Marlena Roland along with our Children’s Group Coordinator, Patricia Garland, are excited to work together to continue visiting families of newborn babies with Down Syndrome and/or new families moving to our South Florida area! If you meet someone with a Down syndrome individual in their family, please share their information with us, so we can congratulate them and offer our support with private and government service information.

Thank you to our DS Training Sponsors!

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

Thank you, Behavior Management Consultants, Shirley Lopez from Above The Clouds & Stars, and The Kar Collection for Sponsoring our DS Exceptional Educators Training Program! This training is offered only to teachers that educate students with Down syndrome. Our Sponsors make these large trainings possible for us to coordinate! We appreciate your support and generosity making sure our students are better understood and their needs are met at school.

Home – Behavior Management Consultants (bmcsoutheast.com

Home – Above The Clouds & Stars (cloudsstars.com)




Another Amazing Step Up 4 Down Syndrome Walk!!

By | Uncategorized | No Comments
Thank you to all our Sponsors, Members, Volunteers, and Staff for a fun and exciting Step Up 4 Down Syndrome 2023 Walk!! It was a hot one, but the atmosphere was full of laughter and smiles!
We thank all of our participants: members, teams, individuals and sponsors/vendors for taking the time to make the day so successful! We raised 77% of our fundraising goal! Our site will remain open for donations until 12/31/23, please help us reach our goal which helps our non-profit organization, continue to fund our Mission. https://www.ds-stride.org/su4ds
We cannot thank our official Volunteers enough for spending the day with us, helping wherever they were needed, AND to our impromptu volunteers who saw a need and filled it without being asked! Our set up went smoothly and clean up was made possible by a handful of dedicated helpers that left the park area pristine!
We hope that everyone enjoyed the day: the walk, the vendors, the entertainment and the company of each other! We thought we utilized this new area well and had many compliments on the set-up. We would like to get your opinion on how you thought it went. Join us for a Post Walk meeting on Monday, October 16th from 6:30-8:30 at our BGCDSO office located at 7301 NW 4th Street, Suite #103, Plantation, FL 33317, to discuss your likes and things that could use improvement for next year. Once again, thank you for a Wonderful Day celebrating our families and friends with Down syndrome!

Thank you, Bizzies on the Go!

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

Thank you to Bizzies on the Go, a passion project of the McCalla Family, for your Bronze Sponsorship renewal in support of our Step Up 4 Down Syndrome 2023 Walk! We appreciate your generosity and your continued support of the Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization!

Bizzies On The Go (itsbizzies.com)

Bizzies On the Go is dedicated to the positive movement of hydration and nutrition for all. We exist to ensure that our customers receive proper nutrition and supplements to enhance their dietary needs. We use 100% fruits, vegetables, and ingredients in our smoothies, juices, and bowls without of the use of any syrups or dyes.  Bizzies was inspired by my youngest daughter who has special needs but doesn’t lack energy and loves to be involved in everything. We have a passion for the Special Needs community with various avenues of fundraising for Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and other diagnoses.

Thank you, Exceptional Theater Company!

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

Thank you to Exceptional Theater Company for renewing your Bronze Sponsorship in support of our Step Up 4 Down Syndrome 2023 Walk! Your generosity and continued support is greatly appreciated by the Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization!

Exceptional Theater Company – An all inclusive theater program

Exceptional Theater Company is an all inclusive theater program for teens and adults with special needs. Through the power of theater our actors learn life skills that teach them to be the best versions of themselves! For 28 years, ETC has brought happiness and fulfillment into the lives of our actors, their families, our volunteers, staff and audience.