Thank you for visiting our event page. Whether you have a loved one with Down syndrome, are a caring community member, or are a business looking to partner, we're glad you're here! Scroll through this page to learn more about the 10th Annual DSAW-Sheboygan Down Syndrome Awareness Walk, and consider joining us on October 12 for the walk and family festival!

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!

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

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Event Details

This year's Annual Down Syndrome Awareness Walk will be held at the Kiwanis Park Pavilion (515 Kiwanis Park Rd, Sheboygan, WI 53081).

Registration and check-in will begin at 12:00pm on Saturday, October 12, 2019.

Family Festival:
This year's walk will feature exciting event components, including awesome music, bounce house, Down Syndrome Awareness activities and crafts, t-shirts, raffles, top fundraising prizes, and MORE! Lunch will be served starting at 12pm.

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. Click here to sign up your loved one for the 21 Showcase!

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

The 10th 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. 


Onsite registration will be accepted at the walk but t-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by Friday, September 20, 2019.

Online pre-registration and hard-copy pre-registration will be accepted until 12:00pm (noon) CST on Friday, October 11, 2019. After this deadline, walkers may register on-site beginning at 12pm. 





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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 11 at 11:59pm CST. Cash and check donations must be received in the DSAW office by October 11 at 12:00pm (noon) to qualify. 

DSAW Office: 11709 W Cleveland Ave, Suite 2, West Allis, WI 5227

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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 5,500 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 across 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 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!