Join the Down Syndrome Association of Maryland as we unite for a common cause and raise funds at the 2023 DSAmd Step Up for Down Syndrome. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support, take the first step and donate or register today! Help us spread the word; all are welcome for our day of celebration!
Online registration has closed, but you can register in person at the walk on Saturday starting at 9:30 am.
Big News! #StepUpBaltimore fundraisers and donors CRUSHED their fundraising goals and they're not stopping! We've upped the target to $115,000 to offer even more support to those with Down syndrome and their incredible families. Join the cause - donate today!
To get started, just select the "REGISTER" button to start a team, join a team, or register as an individual. Additional family members can be added by selecting the green "Add Another Registrant" button during Step 3. After you register, you can start your team or personal fundraising page by selecting the "Fundraising Page Set Up" button at the top of the online receipt.
Returning Team Captains please note: in Step 2 of registration, you can enter your user name and password to have access to your team and donor information from the prior year. If you do not remember your credentials, you can request them in this step. Click here for instructions.
If you cannot attend this event but would like to make a donation to the Down Syndrome Association of Maryland, please select the DONATE button. You can also donate to an individual or team by visiting their fundraising page under the TEAMS/PEOPLE tab.
Walker with Shirt - $21 (includes a walk t-shirt)
Walker without Shirt - free (does not include a walk t-shirt)
Individual with Down syndrome - free (includes a walk t-shirt)
A NOTE ABOUT SHIRTS: If you do not see your preferred size, it's because we have run out of that size. Please consider a different size, or registering for $21 and skipping the shirt.
You may not exchange your shirt for another of a different size. Please understand we are a very small nonprofit organization and not a shirt company. We likely won't have enough leftover sizes to do exchanges. Please make do with what you selected during checkout. Thank you for your understanding!
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION. 40 years ago, Chesapeake Down Syndrome Parent Group (CDSPG) was dreamed into existence by a group of families in Towson, Maryland. In 2022, we changed our name to better reflect the work we are committed to: providing information and support to individuals with Down syndrome and their families, and the professionals who work with both. No matter what you call us, we are here for the Down syndrome community - for 40 years now, and for the next 40 years to come - and beyond.
Your involvement and interest in this year's walk will build the budget for next year's programs and accomplishments that serve the Down syndrome community! Thank you!