What Your Support Means

Do you enjoy DSAW-Sheboygan's programs and services that take place all year long? Programs like Parent's First Call, Medical Outreach, Peer Sensitivity Training, Member Grants, Roadmap Sessions, and member events? Then NOW is your time to give back! The majority of these programs are fully funded by fundraising that takes place at this annual awareness walk. Thank you in advance for helping individuals with Down syndrome exceed expectations and live amazing lives!


Onsite registration will be accepted at the walk but t-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by Friday, September 22, 2017.

Online pre-registration and hard-copy pre-registration will be accepted until 12:00pm (noon) CST on Friday, October 13, 2017. After this deadline, walkers may register on-site beginning at 12pm. 

Event Schedule


Walk Registration and Check-in

Lunch service begins


Family Festival: inflatables, crafts, raffles, music, games, lunch, and more!


Walk Rally, Red Carpet Showcase, and Award Ceremony



Down Syndrome Awareness Walk

Raffle winners posted
*Must be present to win*


See you next year!


Event Details

This year's Annual Down Syndrome Awareness Walk will be held at the Kiwanis Park Pavilion in Sheboygan, WI. We can't wait for you to experience this NEW location! Registration and check-in will begin at 12:00pm on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Family Festival:
This year's walk will feature NEW and EXCITING activities including awesome music, carnival games, bounce house, Down Syndrome Awareness activities and crafts, t-shirts, raffles, top fundraising prizes, and MORE! Don't forget to join us for lunch beginning immediately after the walk.

Walk Rally & 21 Showcase:
Help us kick off the walk at 2:00pm with our Walk Rally! We will also be showcasing individuals with Down syndrome of ALL ages as they walk the red carpet with their custom poster.

At this time, we will also give out our Top Fundraising Prizes. 

The 8th Annual Sheboygan Down Syndrome Awareness Walk will be held rain or shine at 2:15pm. This is a 1 mile leisurely stroll through Kiwanis Park. After the walk begins, join us for lunch and the Family Festival!





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Top Fundraising Prizes

Top Fundraising Prizes will be awarded to the TOP THREE fundraising teams!

To qualify for our top fundraising prizes, all donations must be made online by October 13 at 11:59pm CST. Cash and check donations must be turned in to our Walk Chair or received in our mailbox by October 13 at 12:00pm (noon) to qualify. Mail your donations to our address, or schedule a time to drop off donations with Joy: joy@dsaw.org.

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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 27-year-old volunteer driven organization -- we have more than 800 volunteers across the state!! It is their energy and passion that fuels our mission forward. Our largest presence is right here in Southeastern Wisconsin, where we have been headquartered and operating for the last quarter-century.

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 21 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 society. We 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 investment and just the right amount of supports, our loved ones can accomplish amazing things!