Take Part in this Year's Walk

1. Register Today!
It's easy! Register online or fill out our registration form and mail it to the DSAW-GB address.

2. Create a Team
Create a team of coworkers, friends, and family members. Register online to create a personalized fundraising page with your story and photos, making it easy to grow your team and fundraise. Create a team even if you can't walk! If you don't want to create your own team, you can join an existing team.

3. Raise Funds
Set individual and team goals! Use the easy online fundraising tools to spread the word, or use the pledge form to easily gather donations at family parties, work functions, or kids' sporting events.

4. Celebrate!
Enjoy the day, and celebrate the opportunities you have created for individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

Event Schedule

12:00pm

Registration & T-Shirt pick up inside Green Isle Park Pavilion

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Lunch, outdoor activities, raffle, & more family fun!

2:45pm

Opening Remarks & Introductions

3:00pm

Down Syndrome Awareness Walk

3:30pm

Raffle ticket winners posted (must be present to win)

4:00pm

See you next year!

Event Details

Arrival
The 11th Annual Down Syndrome Awareness Walk will be held at Green Isle Park, 900 Greene Ave., in Green Bay on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Registration and check-in begins at 12:00pm at the Green Isle Park Pavilion.

11th Annual Down Syndrome Awareness Walk
The 11th Annual Down Syndrome Awareness Walk will be held rain or shine at 3:00pm. This is a 1 mile leisurely stroll through Green Isle Park: 900 Greene Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54301. Rollerblades, skates, and pets are strictly prohibited.

Family Fun
During the event, we will have lots of family-friendly fun, including facepainting, music, bounce houses, raffles, and other outdoor activities! 

Event Planning
Email tiffanyzochert@att.net if you're interested in joining the Walk Planning Committee.

Volunteering
We need lots of volunteers to help us on the day of the walk! To sign up for volunteering, click "register," and select volunteer. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt and lunch!

Registration Information

Online Registration is Strongly Recommended and Preferred

Cost
Pre-registered participants cost $10 each and participants with Down syndrome are FREE! Registration includes lunch and a t-shirt.

Pre-Registration
Pre-registration will be accepted until Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 12:00pm (noon) CST

Onsite registration will also be accepted beginning at 12:00pm on August 17.

Guaranteed T-Shirts
Register by Wednesday, July 31, 2019 to guarantee your t-shirt. We will continue to accept online registrations until August 15 and will accept onsite registrations at August 17 beginning at 12:00pm. However, only those who pre-register by Wednesday, July 31 will be guaranteed a t-shirt on walk day.

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Top Fundraising Team

This year, we will be giving out an AMAZING prize to our top fundraising team: the 1st place team will have their loved one's pictures on the 2020 Awareness Walk brochure and advertising. 

The cut-off for donations that qualify for the 1st Place Prize is 11:59PM on Friday, August 16. All cash and check donations must be turned in to our Walk Chair by Thursday, August 15 at 12:00pm (noon) to qualify. Please contact Tiffany (tiffanyzochert@att.net) to arrange a time to drop off your cash and check donations.

Early Bird Incentive

Register by June 1 for a chance to win your team name on the back of your team's shirts! Each person who registers for your team by June 1 increases your chances of winning. 

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2019 Walk Ambassador

Hi! My name is Mitchell Nault, I am 23 and a graduate of Syble Hopp school.  I live in Wrightstown with my parents Doug and Dawn, my sister Molly and brother Mason.  I also have 2 big dogs, Ozzy and Mila.    

I attend Aspiro full time. I am in the work program and also volunteer at Paul’s Pantry and Bethesda.  I also have a job with the Wrightstown High School football team, I am the Tee guy.  I get the Tee at kick offs.  I have to be fast, so I don’t get run over by the players.

I compete in many Special Olympic activities; basketball, bowling, soccer and baseball.  My favorite is bowling.  I’m a pretty good bowler. 

I love to watch Packer games but really, I am a Chicago Bears fan at heart.  My favorite music is Country, I’m a big Johnny Cash fan.  I love to make car karaoke videos with my sister Molly.  I like to fish and take boat rides with my family.  And of course, my favorite food is ice cream! 

I am so excited to be the walk ambassador this year!  

Who We Are

There are more than 8,000 people in Wisconsin with Down syndrome. Over the course of the year, DSAW touches the lives of more than 4,500 of these individuals and their families through the provision of services, education, resources and support. DSAW is able to make a difference in thousands of lives because of the incredible support of our community. We are a 29 year-old volunteer driven organization -- we have more than 800 volunteers throughout the state!! It is their energy and passion that fuels our mission forward.

Why We Walk

Our Down Syndrome Awareness Walks, which occur across the State of Wisconsin each year, draw more than 7,000 walkers, runners, racers, volunteers, donors, sponsors, and partners across the State under one collective mission -- to raise awareness and promote inclusion, diversity and acceptance of people with Down syndrome and other special needs in our communities and in our lives. At DSAW we strive to guarantee access to a full life for all through education, information, programs, services, and the exchange of ideas and experiences. For the past 23 years, the annual Awareness Walks have been the key fundraising mechanism that allow us to enter and serve communities across the state to help individuals and families with special needs prove they are stronger than the obstacles they face. Your support strengthens our programs, and our resolve.

We walk to tell their stories. That our children are remarkably gifted, talented and beautiful creations. We walk because our sons and daughters battle every day for the same liberties that are so often taken for granted by our societyWe walk to create new programs and services in under-served communities. We walk to tell our stories to the world. DSAW is 100% funded by private individuals and concerned corporate citizens and foundations who believe just as we do that with appropriate investments and just the right amount of supports, our loved ones can accomplish amazing things!!