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.

With that, we are happy to announce the inaugural  'Walkin' In Memphis' Awareness Walk! On March 21st, 2018, I will be walking all day on World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) to help celebrate and raise awareness for Down Syndrome! I will walk all across the Memphis area raising awareness and formally stopping at various well-known Memphis attractions and sponsors to take pictures with supporters and "raise" the global symbol for down syndrome, the butterfly, at each location.  I will start at the crack of dawn at the Big River Crossing bridge and end late that night at the Harrah Bridge. A map of locations is coming out soon!!!

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


100% of the proceeds go to support the Down Syndrome Association of Memphis & the Mid-South (DSAM). Your donations will directly support our housing capital campaign and help us expand our free programs to individuals with DS and their families. To learn more about the capital campaign, our programs and how you can get involved, please visit the link below.


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!


If your company would like to sponsor me and have their logo on all marketing and public recognition at all media appearances moving forward, please contact me at:

Joshua Greer




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