6th Annual Walkin In Memphis Fundraiser & Celebration for World Down Syndrome Day
Walkin’ in Memphis, an awareness walk for Down syndrome, will kick off its sixth annual fundraiser event at 5am on March 21st to raise $21,000 while Josh Greer walks 21 miles across Memphis. The walk starts at the Memphis/Arkansas Bridge and will end at the Hyatt Centric on Beale with a celebration starting at 5pm. The celebration is open to the public, who will be able to purchase food items while viewing the lighting of the Memphis (Hernando/Desoto) Bridge in blue and yellow, the colors of Down syndrome. The party will be at the rooftop.
The walk, inspired by Josh, dad of Marley, his daughter with Down syndrome, was created to bring acceptance and awareness to all about Down syndrome and their abilities. Each year on March 21st, designated as World Down Syndrome Day, Josh walks for 12-14 hours across the Memphis area, trekking at least 21 miles & formally stopping at 21 well-known Memphis attractions to take a snapshot with supporters, self-advocates, sponsors, news outlets, local politicians/celebrities/athletes & many others.
The goal each year is to raise $21,000 with 100% of proceeds going to the Down Syndrome Association of Memphis & The Mid-South (DSAM) so they can continue to enrich & expand programs in the Mid-South community for the individuals & families they serve!
To get involved, anyone can donate directly, sponsor the walk, start a team, BUY A SHIRT or join a team by donating! This year’s skyline logo on the back of the Walkin’ in Memphis shirt was created by self-advocate Nolan Johnson who attends class at DSAM. No matter how you choose to participate, all proceeds go towards our overall goal of $21,000. Prizes will also be awarded to teams meeting certain categories. Contact for details. Text walkininmemphis to 71777.