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A flyer for the Walkin' In Memphis celebration on Down Syndrome Day.

7th Annual Walkin’ In Memphis Celebration on World Down Syndrome Day

Mar 21, 2024 5:00AM Walk with Finale Celebration from 6:00PM to 10:00 PM

Beale Street Landing, 251 Riverside Dr, Memphis, TN 38103

Walkin’ in Memphis, an awareness walk for Down syndrome, will kick off its 7th annual fundraiser event on March 21st, to raise $21,000, while Josh Greer walks 21 miles across Memphis. The number 21 represents the extra 21st chromosome that is found in persons with Down syndrome. The walk starts at the Memphis/Arkansas Bridge and will end at Beale Street Landing on Riverside Drive, with a celebration starting at 6 pm.

The celebration is open and free to the public.  Food and drink are available for purchase. There will be cornhole, kids’ games, a silent auction and other activities. You can also view the Memphis (Hernando/Desoto) Bridge and the Bass Pro Pyramid as they light up into blue and yellow (the colors of Down syndrome).

To get involved, anyone can donate online, sponsor the walk, start a team, purchase shirts, or join a team by donating at All proceeds benefit our overall goal to raise $21,000 while bringing Down syndrome awareness to the community.

The walk, inspired by Josh for his daughter Marley with Down syndrome was created to bring acceptance and awareness to the community about the genetic disorder and the incredible abilities and worth of every person with Down syndrome. Each year, on March 21, designated as World Down Syndrome Day, Josh walks for 12-14 hours across the Memphis area, trekking his 21 miles and formally stopping at 21 well-known Memphis attractions to take snapshots with supporters. You may follow Josh’s progress on Facebook and Instagram at Walkin’ in Memphis. 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 that they may continue to enrich and expand programs in the Mid-South community for individuals and families they serve.

The event is finished.


Mar 21 2024


Finale Celebration is at 6PM. Walk can be followed starting at 5AM.
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


FREE / Food available for purchase

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Beale Street Landing
251 Riverside Dr


The Down Syndrome Association of Memphis & the Mid-South
The Down Syndrome Association of Memphis & the Mid-South
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