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Directions to Hadley's Park 12600 Falls Rd, Potomac, MD 20854

Time: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

The Step UP Walk is DSNMC's largest fundraising and awareness event of the year, attracting over 700 participants and raising 70% of the annual revenue needed to fulfill our mission. Together, we STEP UP to celebrate the extraordinary lives of people with Down syndrome and raise much needed funds to provide education and support programs, resources, advocacy and initiatives that span the lives of individuals with Down syndrome from birth through adulthood. Here's a snapshot of some of your donations at work.

The Step UP Walk is a short 1 mile stroll around Falls Road Park (Hadley's Park), located in Potomac, Maryland.  We kick off the morning with a pre-party at 10:30 AM and start the walk at 11:45 AM.  The event is filled with entertainment, music and fun at every turn.  After the "walk", stroll right into our after-party with dancing, activities, food, drinks and fun for everyone to enjoy.

5 Ways to Step UP!

1. Be a Team Captain

Become a team captain and set up a peer-to-peer fundraiser to support people with Down syndrome. Help us reach our goal of 50+ teams this year. For help, email

Set Up Your Team Fundraiser

Team Captain Packet

Paquete de Capitan de Equipo

2. Donate

Thank you for Stepping UP for people with Down syndrome and their families by donating to our largest celebration and fundraiser of the year! You may donate to a specific team or to the general fundraiser. Donate HERE!

3. Register for the Step UP Walk

Anyone wishing to attend this year's Step UP Walk must REGISTER (even if you set up a team). To join a team, please indicate the team name during registration. Email with questions.

Register NOW!

4. Sponsor Us!

Your brand will receive maximum exposure and your commitment will resonate deeply within the Down syndrome community and beyond. To view sponsorship levels and to pay online, scroll to the top of the page to find the "Sponsor Our Event" button. Thank you for your consideration. Please direct all questions to Brooke Levey at

To learn about sponsorship levels and benefits, please download our Sponsorship Opportunities Packet.

If you prefer to support us with an online sponsorship, click HERE

5. Exhibit your Resources!

As an exhibitor, your business will receive the following benefits:

  • Display space at a 6’or 8’ table at the Step UP Walk, with anticipated attendance of 700+ people
  • An opportunity to distribute your brochure and marketing materials

Exhibitor Online Registration

Exhibitor Packet Registration

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