Down Syndrome Association of Memphis & the Mid-South
Walkin' In Memphis: Annual Down Syndrome Awareness Walk







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65 days 6 hours 59 minutes 21 seconds
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Thanks to Our Generous Donors
In Memory of Curt Greer
Peggy Thornton
Tracy and Kristi Harris
WIM 2019 T-shirt Designs Coming Soon!!!
About Walkin' In Memphis


Life is full of curveballs.  The greatest curveball life ever threw Rachel (my wife) and I came on July 8th,2015 when our daughter Marley Grace Greer was born. Marley, who is almost 3 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 may be 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, 2019, please support and sponsor Joshua Greer and the 2nd Annual 'Walkin’ In Memphis: Down Syndrome Awareness Walk!'  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 13 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 events at each stop (more to come and let me know if you would like to sponsor a stop!). 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 !!! 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 (2019 shirts coming soon!). If you would like to support Joshua, please donate, like and share his website/social media pages and come by one of the 13 official stops to root him on, take pictures and celebrate Down syndrome awareness together!


Joshua's goal is to raise $20,000. ALL proceeds from last years walk went directly to the DSAM and our purchase of a new learning center!  This year, the funds will support 3 key initiatives: building, remodeling and expanding the learning center space to incorporate a teaching kitchen, a learning lab and a play/therapy area.  All 3 spaces will have activities that benefit individuals with DS from all age ranges.


Any donation, no matter how large or small is greatly appreciated! If you would like to donate, please click on the donate button!


*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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