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Inclusive of the 5K AND 1-mile walk, lunch and games!

5K Run

$40 9:00AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT Price increases after September 6, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT

Participant - Onsite

$25 11:00AM CDT - 2:00PM CDT Price increases after September 6, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT
This is ONLY for individuals with Down syndrome

Individual with Down Syndrome - ONSITE

$0 11:00AM CDT - 2:00PM CDT Registration ends September 20, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT

Child (0-3) - Free - NO T-shirt included - ONSITE

$0 11:00AM CDT - 2:00PM CDT Registration ends September 20, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT
Open to ages 3 and under.

Place

Riverside Park - 720 N. Nims, Wichita, KS

Description

It's been 21 years since the organization held its first walk, and we're excited about continuing the tradition! This year's event will kick off with a morning 5K, followed by our traditional parade 1-mile walk of fame. We've got live performers, a fun hour of entertainment to kick things off from 10am-11am, carnival games, service men and women and so much more!

Because of your past generosity, the organization has taken great strides toward its mission, including a job skills development program, continued learning series for parents and caregivers, and initial renovations of the new center for programs. The Parade of Stars: Down Syndrome Awareness Day of Giving is the largest awareness and advocacy fundraiser in Wichita in support of the Down Syndrome Society of Wichita. With your generosity, the organization receives support to continue its operations, while serving individuals in our community who need it most through effective programs and services for years to come.

Who is the Down Syndrome Society of Wichita?

The Down Syndrome Society of Wichita is a non-profit located in Wichita, KS, serving individuals with Down syndrome and their support networks including medical professionals, educators, supporters and of course families! While the name ends with Wichita, the service area stretches across the lower one-third portion of Kansas - including Hutchinson, Garden City, Dodge City and Liberal. Families are empowered through relevant learning series, connectivity, community support, resources, tools and valuable programs and services to impact lives. Just a few highlighted programs include:

  • Summer of Discovery Learning and Exploration Program
  • Artist Workshops
  • Learning Series
  • Connection Groups
  • New Parent Outreach
  • Lazos de Amor Spanish-speaking group
  • Explore ICT Adult Life Skills

Your help is vital in ensuring organizational success!

While we are celebrating those individuals with Down syndrome, this fundraiser is important in the health and vitality of the organization. We still have families who need access to learning series workshops to provide better care. We still have adults with Down syndrome who need art workshops to creatively express themselves. Parents still need a core group for bonding and growth opportunities. New parents still need access to books and resources to begin their journey. Summer programming is still important for siblings to engage in memorable summer learning experiences together. Expansion of services is still needed in order to provide value to those we serve, while filling missing needs in our community. Funds raised stay local and go directly to support the work of the organization.

All sales are final. No refunds.

Pledge Form

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Directions

Riverside Park - 720 N. Nims, Wichita, KS

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