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Join us for the 2015 HADSA’s Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk


September 27, 2015

NewBo City Market, 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Registration Opens at 10:30am

Opening Ceremony at 11:15am

Walk Begins at 11:30am

The HADSA Walk is approximately one mile walk starting at the NewBo City Market and continuing through Czech Village during their annual CzechFest.  There will be music, balloon artists, face painting, area mascots and more for a fun filled event.  We will also announce the raffle winners immediately following the walk and you do not need to be present to win!  Bring your friends, family, co-workers and join us for this fun filled event while celebrating our favorite people with Down syndrome!

Cost: $15.00 (Includes a walk t-shirt)

For registrants after 9/21/15, shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed

Children 12 and under (who do not want a t-shirt) are free

Anyone with Down syndrome: FREE

Check out our awesome raffle prizes!

Thank you to our corporate sponsors!


Extra Mile $5000+

KCRG - TV9 Show You Care Sponsors

Hiking Higher $1000-$2499



Please contact hadsaia@outlook.com if you would like to become a corporate sponsor.

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This is HADSA’s annual fundraiser!

  It supports our efforts to carry out the mission of the organization which is to to provide education, support and advocacy to those individuals, their friends, families, and professionals in eastern Iowa who are blessed by Down syndrome. We hope that through our efforts, we can enhance the quality of life for all individuals with Down syndrome. The operational costs of HADSA consist of administrative costs, educational seminars, Family and New Parent Outreach,  activities for the Walk, scholarships, holiday parties and social activities for members, families, and professionals in the community.

We're looking for volunteers!


We’re looking for volunteers to be involved in planning, to help the day of the walk, and anything in between!

For more information email hadsaia@outlook.com


2015 HADSA Goal



36 Teams

703 Walkers

Top 5 Money Teams

The Hawkeye Area Down Syndrome Association was formed in 1999 and merged with the East Central Iowa Down Syndrome Support Group in 2002.

The mission of the association is to provide support, resources and advocacy with the aim of increasing awareness and opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and caregivers.

HADSA membership includes self advocates, parents, grandparents and other caregivers as well as professionals.

HADSA is a 501c3 non-profit corporation.