Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan
Miah's Marching Members - Captain: Carrie Bommarito

Thank you for supporting the DSG!!


It's Miah's favorite time of the year..." The Buddy Walk!"

Friends and Family, please join us at the zoo for a day of fun for a great cause.


The Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan is excited about the 2017 Step UP Walk!  It is the largest Down syndrome fundraising and awareness event in Southeast Michigan. The Step UP Walk is a family-friendly event open to all children and adults with Down syndrome, their families, friends, and thousands of local supporters. As a direct result of event sponsorships, team fundraising, and generous public donations, Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan is able to continue providing New Parent Packets, educational resources, informational programs, parent support networks, and social events for individuals with Down syndrome. The Step UP Walk has three primary goals:

• To promote acceptance & inclusion of people with Down syndrome
• To raise funds locally for education, research and advocacy programs
• To enhance the position of the Down syndrome community, enabling us to 
positively influence local and national policy and practice. 

Walk Information

Saturday September 23, 2017


Registration Fees:

Individual with Down syndrome: Free

Adults: $20.00

Children: $10.00

Children 2 yrs & under: Free

Love signs: $25.00 each - E-mail your order by

Sept. 7th to*See note below


Walk Day Schedule - 7:30-12:00


7:30 a.m.: Registration Begins at the Zoo's Front Gate


Important Note:  Regular Detroit Zoo ticket pricing will apply at 10:30 a.m.


8:00 a.m:  Zoo Gates Open to SUDS Walkers


Please proceed directly to the event pavilion south of the Holden Reptile House.


8:45 a.m: **Walk Begins**


9:30 a.m.11:00 a.m: Announcements & Award Ceremony in the pavilion


10:30 a.m.: Pick up "Love Signs" from the stage area in the pavilion


11:00 a.m. - Tin Can Raffle & 50/50 Raffle Drawings



Other Happenings in the Pavilion Area:


8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m:

  • Team Pictures - Each team will be assigned a specific time.
  • Vendors, community resources, new parent booth, entertainment, and more!


SUDS Walk concludes


Please enjoy all that the zoo has to offer for the remainder of the day.

Team Goal

My Registrants
Jill Garrity
Angel Garrity
Guy Kennerly
Madison Garrity
Carrie Bommarito
Lynda Przybycki
Christine Garrity
Leah Bommarito
Miah Bommarito
Jessica Garrity
Team Fundraisers
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