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Capital City Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk
11th Annual Awareness & Fundraising Walk
October 6, 2012
Festivites start at 8:00 am
Walk starts at 9:30 am
Antelope Park (near 33 & A St)
Lincoln, Nebraska

You have reached the page for the 2012 Step Up Walk. 
To access the 2013 Step Up Walk page click here

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 11th annual Step up for Down Syndrome Walk a record breaking event.  It was a chilly day  for the 73  teams with over 1000 walkers that walked the 1 mile route, but our hearts were warm.  We had some obstacles with the weather and some construction, but are thankful that many made an extra effort to support their favorite individual with Down syndrome.  We appreciate everyone's hard work and dedication to help us shatter our goal of $70,000   If you missed the walk, you can still donate on-line until October 31, 2012. 

Thank You To Our Platinum Sponsors!


Thank You to our Silver Sponsors!


Thank You to our Bronze Sponsors!


On-Line Registration is Closed

  Thank you to everyone who made the 2012 walk a huge success.  Look for information regarding the 2013 walk to be posted around April 1, 2013 for the 2013 walk, which will occur on October 5, 2013.
If you have questions, or if you would like to volunteer to help with the 2013 walk, please email 

About the Down Syndrome Association for Families of Nebraska


The Down Syndrome Association for Families (DSAF) formed in 1995 as a way for parents to network and share the accomplishments and challenges of our children.  Many families who have or are expecting a child with Down syndrome don't always have great support or know much information about Down syndrome.  The DSAF can give them a view of what a blessing their child will be in their lives.

Wow - eleven years of walks in Lincoln! How exciting to think of all the wonderful memories formed at these walks over the past decade! In 2002, the DSAF hosted the first "Buddy Walk" to bring about awareness and serve as our one annual fundraiser. In 2010, we joined with other Down syndrome affiliate groups across the country to rebrand our annual walk. The Capital City Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk is our redirected effort to include Down syndrome in the event name, along with creating a positive call to action for the entire community and state. It is the same event in every other way.

Thanks to the walk, the DSAF has grown in what it can provide to Lincoln and beyond. You can see all the details in our first Annual Report entitled: Highlighting Accomplishments & Raising the Bar, mailed to our membership in May and now available on the website. Please browse our site, utilize our resources, read our E-mail blasts, like our Facebook page, watch our Stars video, and engage in our expanding array of events. We continue our goal of moving the DSAF to become a state-wide organization. Don't forget to register and pledge online soon for the Step Up Walk!

Sponsorship Opportunity


Businesses are encouraged to participate and help promote awareness, acceptance, and inclusion of people with Down syndrome by becoming a corporate sponsor of the walk.  Final deadline for sponsors is September 1, 2012.    Click here to access our corporate donation brochure.  You can contact us by e-mail at  or by calling 402-421-1338.   All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. DSAF is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. Our tax ID number is available upon request.   Thank you!

Help Us Reach Our Goal



73 Teams

1612 Walkers

Thank You to our Bronze Sponsors!