The Kern Down Syndrome Network will be hosting its Inaugural Walk for a Million Dreams at the Pyles Boys Camp Group Picnic Area on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 10am-2pm.
Kern Down Syndrome Network invites you to join us in supporting people with Down syndrome in Kern County. People with Down syndrome have dreams and aspirations, just like the rest of society, but often those dreams are under-valued. We invite you to collaborate with us to support individuals with Down syndrome in our community; we are walking to raise awareness, raise funding, and raise our expectations by appreciating the value added to our community when we are all included.
We will have a contest celebrating the following Walk for a Million Dreams teams:
1. Biggest team (most members)
2. Top fundraising team
3. Best costumes
4. Best team T-shirt design
5. Best team space design
At the event on March 30, 2019, we will walk together, then we will enjoy carnival-style activities, bounce houses, raffles, vendors, and community energy. Our goal is to raise awareness that people with Down syndrome in Kern County are part of our community, and regardless of perceived ability, we all have a place, and being included matters.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVOLVEMENT
* Become a founding Sponsor of the 2019 KDSN Inaugural Walk for a Million Dreams! Let our local families know you support them and their children. Your Sponsorship offers you numerous marketing opportunities. (See enclosed Sponsor information).
* Create a Team and get your family and friends involved in supporting a great cause by asking them to join the team.
* Make a general donation to KDSN at any level to support the event and the organization’s mission. You can donate online at https://www.ds-stride.org/kdsnwalk or you can mail a check made payable to KDSN. You can also pay by phone with a credit card.
No matter what level of support works best for you and/or your company, please know that your participation and generosity helps KDSN coordinate important local efforts for education, medical outreach, public awareness and year-round programs and services provided by our organization to the community. You will also be supporting national efforts in Down syndrome research and advocacy.
KDSN is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization founded in 2015 and today serves more than 100 families in and around greater Kern County. KDSN is affiliated with the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC).
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To get started, just select the "REGISTER" button to start a team, join a team or register with no team. Additional family/team members can be added by selecting the green "Add Another Registrant" button during step 3. After you complete registration you can start your team or personal fundraising page by selecting the button: "Fundraising Page Set Up" at the top of the online receipt.
Walk Participant no shirt - free
Adult Walk Participant (ages 13 & Up) with event t-shirt - $20
Child Walk Participant (ages 12 & under) with event t-shirt - $15