Down Syndrome Association of Memphis & the Mid-South




About Walkin' In Memphis


Life is full of curveballs.  The greatest curveball life ever threw Rachel and I came on July 8th,2015 when our daughter Marley Grace Greer was born. Marley, who is almost 2 1/2 years old, was born with Down syndrome. And just like anyone else, she can accomplish anything she sets her mind to, but there are times where extra resources are needed to help guide her down that path.  An invaluable resource she directly benefits from is the Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and The Mid-South (DSAM). They provide support, services, fellowship and a place where individual diversity and equality are celebrated! It is a lasting comfort for Rachel and I knowing loving and meaningful resources will be available for Marley now and well into her future as her needs change. So in Marley's honor, along with every individual with down syndrome, we decided to start an annual fundraiser to support such efforts.


On March 21st, 2018, support and sponsor Joshua Greer as he initiates the first ever 'Walkin’ In Memphis' event.  Joshua will be walking all day on World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) to help celebrate and raise awareness for Down Syndrome!  He will walk through the Memphis area formally stopping at 21 well-known Memphis attractions and sponsor locations, to take pictures with supporters and "raise" the global symbol for down syndrome, the butterfly, at each location. All proceeds will benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Memphis & the Midsouth, so that it may expand in its mission to offer free social and educational events and services to families of Down syndrome children, their families, and those who are self-advocates.


Josh will start walking at the crack of dawn at the Big River Crossing bridge (the old bridge), with a final stop at the Peabody where there will be a surprise honorary duck master for the 5pm procession of ducks (come join us!).  The fundraiser walk will end in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day with a candlelight vigil at Tom Lee Park, near Beale Street Landing. The public is invited to the vigil, which will begin at 6:00pm to watch the Harahan Bridge, also known as the Big River Crossing, get lit up in blue and yellow for World Down Syndrome Day for the first time ever!!! The final group picture of the day with the butterfly symbol will certainly be a memorable one, so come one and all! The more the merrier and be sure to wear your Walkin' In Memphis for World Down Syndrome Day tshirts . If you would like to support Joshua, please donate, like and share his website/social media pages, come by one of the 21 official stops and root him on and join as at the public vigil at the end of the evening!


Joshua's goal is to raise $21,000. It is an aggressive goal, but with your support he can achieve it! Any donation, no matter how large or small is greatly appreciated! If you would like to donate, please click on the donate button or donate via paypal @



*PLEASE NOTE: Our apologies, but our vendor does not accept American Express. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Dont forget to like, share and follow Joshua's social media account for updates and more info on the event as we get closer!

Facebook: @WalkinInMemphis

Twitter: @WalkinInMem

Instagram: walkininmem

                                                                 WHAT IS WDSD?

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.


The date for WDSD, being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the 21st chromosome in relation to Down syndrome. Down Syndrome International (DSi) encourages our friends all over the world to choose their own activities and events on WDSD to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities. Join in with us to create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome on 21 March. Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder!


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