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Capital City Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk
12th Annual Awareness & Fundraising Walk
October 5, 2013
Festivites start at 8:00 am
Walk starts at 9:30 am
Antelope Park (near 33 & A St)
Lincoln, Nebraska

Thank You to our Platinum and Gold Sponsors!


You have reached the page for the 2013 Step Up Walk. 
To access the 2014 Step Up Walk page click here

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 12th annual Step up for Down Syndrome Walk a record breaking event.  It was a chilly day  for the 82 teams with over 1000 walkers that walked the 1 mile route, but our hearts were warm.  We are thankful that many made an extra effort to support their favorite individual with Down syndrome.  We appreciate everyone's hard work and dedication that helped us to come close to meeting our goal of $100,000.

2013 Step Up For Down Syndrome Walk Video


  The deadline for getting a free t-shirt with your paid registration has passed.  A very limited number of t-shirts will be available for purchase at the walk for $10 each on a first come first served basis.  This year are ordering over 1600 t-shirts.  Pre-ordered t-shirts can be picked up at Nebraska Farm Business Inc (3815 Touzalin Ave) until 4 pm tomorrow or Saturday morning in the Auld Pavilion.  It will be great to see so many people at the walk wearing a t-shirt to support their favorite individual with Down syndrome.
*This year's t-shirt will be Husker red with a black and white logo.  See Picture !

Sponsorship Opportunity


Businesses are encouraged to participate and help promote awareness, acceptance, and inclusion of people with Down syndrome by becoming a corporate sponsor of the walk.  Final deadline for sponsors is August 31, 2013.    Click here to access our corporate donation brochure.  You can contact us by e-mail at  or by calling 402-421-1338.   All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. DSAF is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. Our tax ID number is available upon request.   Thank you!

Early Bird Fundraiser


The deadline has passed to submit donations for the Early Bird Fundraising contest.  Congratulations to the 42 teams who earned a total of 94 posters.  We can't wait to see all the gorgeous poster along the Step Up Walk route.  

We would like to give a special thank you to Erica Thompson and everyone at Images for a Lifetime, for taking incredible shots of our members and for making the posters.  It will be so exciting to see them along the walk route.

Fact Poster From 2012

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About the Down Syndrome Association for Families of Nebraska


The Down Syndrome Association for Families (DSAF) formed in 1995 as a way for parents to network and share the accomplishments and challenges of our children.  Many families who have or are expecting a child with Down syndrome don't always have great support or know much information about Down syndrome.  The DSAF can give them a view of what a blessing their child will be in their lives.

Wow - twelve years of walks in Lincoln! How exciting to think of all the wonderful memories formed at these walks over the past decade! In 2002, the DSAF hosted the first "Buddy Walk" to bring about awareness and serve as our one annual fundraiser. In 2010, we joined with other Down syndrome affiliate groups across the country to rebrand our annual walk. The Capital City Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk is our redirected effort to include Down syndrome in the event name, along with creating a positive call to action for the entire community and state. It is the same event in every other way.

Thanks to the walk, the DSAF has grown in what it can provide to Lincoln and beyond.   Please browse our website, utilize our resources, read our E-mail blasts, like our Facebook page, watch our Stars video, and engage in our expanding array of events. We continue our goal of moving the DSAF to become a state-wide organization. Don't forget to register and pledge online soon for the Step Up Walk!

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Help Us Reach Our Goal



82 Teams

1868 Walkers

Go Teams! See below for the top fundraisers.

Thank you to our Silver and Bronze Sponsors


Entertainment Partners