StepUP! for Down syndrome

Important message from Down Syndrome Queensland (DSQ)

by Ted Sorensen
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StepUP! For Down Syndrome this October.

Down Syndrome Queensland (DSQ) is pleased to announce the annual StepUP! for Down Syndrome event will take place on Saturday 5th October, at Seafront Oval, Esplanade Hervey Bay, commencing at 10am. CLICK HERE FOR HERVEY BAY FLYER

StepUP! for Down syndrome is a national community event held during Down syndrome awareness month which brings people with Down syndrome and their families and friends together to celebrate the significant contributions people with Down syndrome make to our communities.

StepUP! is an all ages, all abilities family fun day with great entertainment including; an petting zoo, jumping castle, face painting, coffee van and much more!

During October, StepUP! events bring people together for various challenges, to socialise and to enjoy activities and entertainment, whilst raising public consciousness of diversity within the community. This year DSQ will take the opportunity to open the event to regional Queensland, including Hervey Bay to better reflect its membership base.

On the day, people with Down syndrome will complete a sponsored walk, Zumba challenge or ninja obstacle course supported by their families and friends to raise funds.

The StepUP! Event is a fundraiser for the Down syndrome community, with teams competing to raise much needed funds to expand on the excellent work DSQ does in delivering services, support and advocacy to the community.

DSQ CEO Darryl Steff said,  “Funds raised allow Down Syndrome Queensland to continue working alongside people with Down syndrome in Hervey Bay to deliver services, programs and support, ensuring individuals reach their full potential and live the lives they choose.”

Everyone is welcome to participate. You can learn more by visiting the StepUP! website: and register there to take part in the festivities or make a donation to support your local Down syndrome community.

As Australia’s largest annual Down syndrome community event, StepUP! is dedicated to improving the lives of people with Down syndrome. StepUP! is a great opportunity to focus on raising awareness about people with Down syndrome in the community, by highlighting their strengths, abilities and contributions.

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