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Register now! Free “I AM” sign available with Early Bird Incentives!

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The Step Up 4 Down Syndrome 2024 Walk website is now open for early registrations!
Registration Fees:
Walk Registration (Ages 6 & Up) – $20 (Walk Registration 6/1-6/30. Includes t-shirt. Price increases to $25 on 7/1.)
Kids Walk Registration (Ages 5 & Under) – $10 (Includes t-shirt until 9/15)
Individual with Down syndrome – free (Includes t-shirt until 9/15)
Special Incentives – 10 Days Only! (June 1st – 10th):
Team Captains: Add 10 team members or raise $200 donations between June 1st and June 10th and get a free “I Am” sign!
Vendors and Community Partners: Become a sponsor with a Sponsorship level of $500 or higher between June 1st and June 10th and get a free “I Am” sign and a table space at the walk!
Thank you for supporting Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization.

Thanks to our renewing Sponsor, Square Feet Contractors!

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Thank you to Square Feet Contractors Inc. for renewing your Silver Sponsorship of our Step Up 4 Down Syndrome Walk 2024! We appreciate your continued support of the Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization!
Square Feet Contractors provides both consulting and construction services to Counties, Cities, Companies, Businesses and property owners that need to comply with Title I, Title II, Title III of the American Disabilities Act (ADA). Square Feet Construction makes the process of ADA compliance simple for our clients. Unlike many contractor firms, we offer both consulting and specialized ADA construction services under one roof, saving our clients time and money. This is a cost-effective, time-saving approach that you will not find anywhere else.
Square Feet has certified ADA Inspectors and over 13 years of ADA compliance experience, completing hundreds of projects throughout the country. Square Feet Contractors is based in the area of Miami Dade and Broward County and is available to serve business throughout Florida.

Our first Sponsor for our upcoming Step Up 4 Down Syndrome 2024 Walk!

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A huge thank you to Black Diamond Housing Services for their Platinum Sponsorship again this year! We appreciate your extremely generous donation in support of the Step Up 4 Down Syndrome 2024 Walk, and the Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization.
Black Diamond Housing Services includes temporary housing rentals, pet-friendly solutions, and help with furniture, housewares, and appliance rentals if needed. For more information, click here

Thank you to the City of Southwest Ranches!

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We would like to thank the City of Southwest Ranches for holding a Wacky Socks Day fundraiser on World Down Syndrome Day, March 21st. The city employees made a donation to wear their wacky socks to work to show support for the Down syndrome community. We were presented with a check at the May Council meeting, and then given another $300 donation on the spot! We thank you for supporting our DS community and look forward to our partnership with the City of Southwest Ranches in the future!

Thank you, Enterprise Mobility Foundation for your generous grant!

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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.

Welcome to A Special Miracle!

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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!

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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.

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Another Amazing Step Up 4 Down Syndrome Walk!!

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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.
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!