Down Syndrome Association for Families
2018 Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk

October 6, 2018

Festivities start at 8:00 am

Walk starts at 9:30 am

Antelope Park (Near 30th & A St.)

Lincoln, Nebraska

Ethan's Entourage - Captain: Eldren Echternkamp


We hope you are able to join us this year. If you can’t make it, please consider making a donation to the Down Syndrome Association for Families (DSAF).  For every $250 raised for Ethan’s Entourage, he will be able to earn a fact poster (up to 3).  Ethan and his friends are able to see Ethan’s giant picture with a fact about Ds and take photos next to his posters along the walk.  The walk is one of his favorite days where he feels so special and loved!

Ethan celebrated his 12th birthday in March. I can’t believe he is going into middle school in the fall and next year he will be a teenager! He continues to amaze us with his knowledge and keeps us on our toes!   Ethan had a great 5th grade school year. He enjoys reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid to himself or his brother, Keagan, writing letters and sending texts (most of all on his sister’s phone to all of her friends) and being outside.  His dream of going to Legoland was achieved last January.  We took a family Christmas trip to Florida and stayed at Legoland.  He was in heaven and I think he rode every rollercoaster 3 times!  He now is preparing for New York City and has his suitcase packed.  Ethan has been busy this past year with basketball, track (he got 1st place at State in the 50 m dash), and golf.  He has his sights on trying swimming and tennis next!

 The money you contribute helps DSAF achieve their mission to provide awareness and support to Ethan and other individuals with Down syndrome and their families through activities in the Lincoln area. This past year I continued with volunteering to help DSAF host events for people with Down syndrome (ages 5-teenage) and their friends at local places as well as joined the board.  We have been to Paint Yourself Silly, Champions to bowl, watched movies and other fun activities.  Ethan enjoys inviting friends to hang out and have fun.

 Your participation in the Step Up Walk shows your support of inclusion and acceptance for Ethan and other people with Down syndrome and recognition of their many gifts, talents and contributions to society. We envision a bright future with your help and support.  We hope you can make the walk on October 6th!!


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