Walk Ambassador

Our 2019 Walk Ambassador is David DeSanctis!!  

David co-starred in ”Where Hope Grows”, which was in theaters around the country in the spring of 2015.

In high school, David co-anchored a news program and had a monthly cooking segment, which fueled his interest in acting. 

He participates in Special Olympics (basketball, softball, golf, and bowling), rows with the Louisville Adaptive Rowing Team, loves a good game of tennis and rides bikes often with his family. He has been involved in the Best Buddies Program since 2009.

He is presently working part time for National Down Syndrome Society based in Washington DC as their Public Relations Outreach Associate.

He was appointed to the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities in 2016.

David has been traveling the country the last three years giving inspirational/ motivational speeches. 

He loves to share his story through speeches that involve inspirational lyrics from current favorite songs. While the lyrics are being heard, he will entertain the crowd with his dances. He has entertained at galas, national conferences, conventions, fund raising events, transition fairs, nursing homes, and schools.

2019 Event Sponsors!

10th Annual Fox Cities Down Syndrome Awareness Walk

Come celebrate the lives of people with Down syndrome in our community and raise funds for the Down Syndrome Association of WI - Fox Cities!

Saturday, October 5th at Riverside Park in Neenah, WI


Again this year, registration fees AND sponsorships will count towards your team's fundraising total.  If you are responsible for bringing in a walk sponsor, that sponsorship amount will be credited to your team!  Sponsorship committments and donations are due by July 1st!

Event Schedule

10:30 am - 12:30 pm Event check-in and on-site registration

10:30 am - 2:30 pm Fun activities for all ages!! (free for all registered walkers)

Raffles, Resource Tent, Coffee/Ice Cream Truck, DJ, Mini-Train Ride, Face Painting, Giant Slide, Rock Climbing Wall, Trampoline Bungee Jumping, Bounce House, Photo Booth, Magician, Lunch Served and much more!

2:00 pm - 1 mile non-competetive walk along Lake Winnebago

2:30 pm - Raffle winners announced and posted, must be present for bucket raffle, need not be present for packer ticket raffle drawing 

Registration Information

Deadline to pre-register is Thursday, September 26th at midnight. ($7.00 per walker, optional $2.00 lunch)

On-site registration will be accepted at the event, but t-shirts are only guaranteed for walkers who pre-register. (on-site registration cost is $10.00 per walker, includes lunch)

Early t-shirt pick up dates:

Walkers who are registered by 11:59pm on Sunday, September 15th can pick up their walk t-shirts at our Appleton office on Sunday, September 22nd (4:30-6:30pm) or Monday September 23rd (5:30-7:30pm).

Our office address is 211 East Franklin Street, Appleton  (Second Floor) 

Top Fundraising Teams

Donations made by Friday, October 4th at 10:00 pm will be counted towards top fundraiser awards.

TOP 10 TEAMS are recognized!
The top 2 teams get a spot on one of next year's walk billboards.  (Past winners not eligible this year:  Brooke's Designer Genes, Tyler's Tygers, Libbe's Sweethearts, Chloe's Crew, Maggie's Angel Army, Helping Hannah)

Again this year, registration fees AND sponsorships will count towards your team's fundraising total.  If you are responsible for bringing in a walk sponsor, that sponsorship amount will be credited to your team!  Sponsorship committments and donations are due by July 1st!

About Us

The vision of the Down Syndrome Assocation of Wisconsin - Fox Cities (DSAW-FC) is that we all understand the value of those with Down syndrome in our lives and our communities.  We continually strive for full acceptance, full access, full life and full potential.

Please visit www.dsawfoxcities.org to see what DSAW-FC is doing for individuals with Down syndrome in the Fox Cities.





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