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Give to the Max: $8000!

Holy buckets! Over 18 million dollars were donated yesterday to Minnesota non-profits! We are so grateful to those who included us in their giving yesterday – we know that we were competing against a lot of other amazing nonprofits! With support from our donors we raised over $7,000!
Also, WE WON A GOLDEN TICKET! With the addition of the Golden Ticket, the Down Syndrome Association raised over $8,000!
Thank you so much, we are so very grateful for the support to continue offering our programs and services to people with Down syndrome, their families and communities!
DSAM Staff and Board of Directors

Give to the Max: One week away!

Give to the Max day is just a week away!

GTMD15LogoVerticalColorSafeWith the help of our generous donors, the Down Syndrome Association raised over $7,500 during last year’s Give to the Max event. We think that we can top that this year!

Your donations support the programs and services of the Association — our Down Comforter packets for new and expectant parents, new and expectant parent gifts, the new parent breakfasts and our exciting and educational conferences. To read more about what programs and services the Down Syndrome Association offers, please head over to our website: www.dsamn.org

 

Here is how YOU can help support our programs and services:
  • Schedule you donation for Give to the Max today. Scheduled gifts will be transacted and changed on Give to the Max day – November 12th.
  • Make your own fundraising page on GiveMN.org  — share it with your network and raise money to help support the Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota.
  • Spread the word! Part of why Give to the Max is so successful is because of social media. Tell the world you support the Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota and encourage your social media network to join you.
  • Donate on November 12th and the Down Syndrome Association could qualify to win additional prizes throughout the day – up to $10,000. Wow!

Thank you in advance for your support. We anticipate November 12th being an exciting day!

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Community Event: PARENT FORUM: Supporting Your Child’s Transition from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare

PARENT FORUM: Supporting Your Child’s Transition from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare
2-PART SERIES

WEDNESDAY
October 21 & 28 2015
630 TO 8PM

 

ST. PAUL JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
1375 ST. PAUL AVENUE, ST. PAUL, MN 55116
PRESENTER: CATHERINE ERICKSON
In collaboration with Highland Friendship Club

  • Information geared for parents of children with special needs
    Community resources
    Tools for parents and youth
    Networking with other parentsHealthcare transitions for our children with or without special healthcare needs can be challenging. Catherine Erickson is a nurse/mom/advocate with special interest and expertise in care coordination and transition. This 2 part series is intended to provide information, resources and networking opportunities for parents and caregivers of youth and young adults in the approximate ages of 14 through 21, with a focus on those with special healthcare needs. There is no charge to attend this forum.
    Please register online at highlandfriendshipclub.org via “Calendar”.

Download the flyer

Opportunity for top Step Up Walk fundraisers – will your team photo end up on a billboard?

We have an awesome opportunity for the team(s) that raise over $7,000 by October 1st! The team(s) that raise over $7,000 will have their team photo on a billboard in the Twin Cities metro area for the month of October, which you may know, is also Down syndrome Awareness month.

Can you do it??? We think you can! Remember that all funds raised at the Step Up Walk go towards the Programs and Services of the Down Syndrome Association!

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This is an example, the final billboard will be way cooler!

 

Register for the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk

Registration is now open! Visit www.ds-stride.org/stepupmn to register today!

2016 calendars now available!

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2016Calendars are now available! Download a 2016 calendar order form to order calendars by mail or online byvisiting our secure site. Please note: The cost of shipping is included in the calendar prices. The exact shipping costs can be viewed on the 2016 calendar order form. If you wish to pick your calendars up from the office, please give us a call at (651) 603-0720.

2017 Calendars

You could pick the Step Up Walk shirt color!

Have we got a deal for you! Have you ever asked yourself “Why did they pick that color?” Well, now’s your chance to pick a color for the shirt that you like.

We aren’t going to call it a bribe, we’re calling them incentives, the team that has raised the most money by midnight the coming Friday, August 21st,  will get to pick the color of the walk shirt this year!

Do you want to be decked out in GOLD?

Gold

Maybe festooned in LIME?

Lime

OR MAYBE…. TRICKED OUT IN   PINK?

Pink

Whichever team raises the most funds by MIDNIGHT on Friday gets to pick one of these colors!

It’s time to Step Up!

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Please join us September 27th, 2015 for the

18th Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk!

Como Park, Midway Pavilion, St. Paul, Minnesota

Registration begins at 10:30, Walk begins at noon

Offsite parking: Bandana Square, 1010 Bandana Square Blvd

Register by July 30th to be entered in a drawing for a $100 gift card to Target

Register by August 28th to purchase a walk shirt
Preregistration closes September 22nd

Every year we gather at beautiful Como Park in St. Paul, Minnesota to celebrate the lives of our friends and family with Down syndrome. We hope that you will join us this year.

In addition to celebrating and raising awareness, the Step Up walk is also a major fundraising event for the Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota. Through the efforts of our fund raisers, the Walk brings in almost half of our operating budget for the year. We hope that you will continue to help us provide our programs and services, such as the Down Comforter Packet for new and expectant parents, our annual and biennial conferences and support to our regional parent groups.

Head on over to our walk page, www.dsamn.org/stepup, to learn more about our great day and to register for the 18th Annual Step Up Walk!

Registration is $5 for individuals 6 years old and up. Individuals with Down syndrome and children under 6 years old are free. T-shirts are $7 (with a $1 surcharge for 2XL & 3XL shirts).  There is also an option to be a virtual walker if you do not plan on attending the Walk, but would like to fund raise.

Food, activities, and entertainment (live music, face painting, bounce houses, slides, food, hamster balls, Disney princesses, super heroes, pony rides.) is included with your registration.

We hope to see you on September 27th! Head over to www.dsamn.org/stepup to register today!

Boy at walk

Boy at walk

Thank you Step Up Sponsors!

Our sponsors help make the Walk happen!

– Sponsor highlight – 

We are excited to welcome back some long time sponsors!

– Gold Sponsors –

Maplewood Pediatric Dentistry

and

MDM Rubicon

maplewood pediatric dentistry logo

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– Bronze Sponsors – 

 Think Stucco

Associated Speech and Language

– Interested in sponsoring the Step Up Walk? –  

Please visit our sponsor page to find out more!

Please contact Marcy with questions about sponsorship:

Marcy@dsamn.org or (651) 603-0720

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