Galveston-Houston Families Exploring Down Syndrome
Ninth Annual
Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk Fundraiser

October 27th, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Walter Hall Park
League City, Texas
About The Walk

We are excited to announce the GHFEDS 2019 Calendar will be for sale at the walk, the calendars are part of our walk FUNraiser and will cost $20 each, there is a limited supply so first come first served, accepting cash or checks only!


Registration will close October 15th at 9am

Donations will close October 26th at 9am

2018 GHFEDS Step Up For Down Syndrome Walk

October 27th, 2018
Walter Hall Park in League City.

2018 Goal - $60,000

The walk is the primary fundraiser for GHFEDS and will provide the resources for many of our programs including our educational meetings and workshops, socials, annual conference, summer program, education grants, outreach, new parent baskets, and much more. 

Will you help us reach our goal!

It is important to reach a Goal of $60,000 due to canceling the 2017 walk from the Hurricane Harvey aftermath and to continue to provide our current programs for 2019.

GHFEDS will be hosting the walk at Walter Hall Park, 807 Hwy 3 League City 77573. Map location or directions click here

The Master of Ceremonies is Keith Garvin, news anchor for KPRC Channel 2 News.

Team Captains

If you are a returning Team Captain or new Team Captain please click on the TUTORIALS tab above for step by step instructions on logging in, setting up your team and setting up your team page.


Vendors related to special needs are welcomed and will be provided one table and 2 chairs, vendor registration is $100, click the Vendors button on the right to register. You will need to choose Register to the General Event and then choose Vendor Registration. 


Click the Important Links tab above to direct you to Volunteer Registration.


A light breakfast including donuts, kolaches, snacks, cotton candy, popcorn, bottled water and Capri Sun's will be served for FREE.


Top prizes will be awarded to the Team Captain who is top fundraiser, has largest team, and has best banner or themed team.

Team Captains who raise $1000 or more will be in a drawing for an iPad and raffle prizes will go to Team Captains who raise $500 or more.


Registration is FREE for the Team Captains and the Individuals with Down syndrome!!

Ages 13 and up is $15
Ages 12 and under is $5


FREE amusements - DJ/music/dance floor, train, 4-way bungee, slides/moon walks/obstacle courses, games, clown, balloon art, HLSR clowns, face painting, rock wall, photo booth, zorb balls.

Special guests Texas Rockstars Special Stars Cheerleaders, Seabrook Intermediate Cheerleaders, Fitness on the Go Pound Class.

We will be honoring advocates for Down syndrome awareness - Meaghan Co, UTMB PT & OT students, Fitness on the Go, and the Christina Grillo Sullivan Foundation Camp Possabilities.

Buttons & Extra Walk Signs

Click link below to order buttons and extra walk signs.

Team Captains who raise $100 or more will receive a Free Walk Sign.

We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at the Walk!


2016 Walk Pictures
GHFEDS 2018 Goal


43 Teams

505 Walkers
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Key Dates To Remember


October 8th - $500+ Sponsorship (for printing purposes)
October 8th - Registration deadline for guaranteed Walk shirt
October 15th - Walk Sign & Button orders due


**Walk shirt pick up - Team Captains will need to pick up team shirts on October 25th from 630-830pm at United Way Clear Lake Room 233. If you are unable to pick shirts up at that time you can get them the morning of the walk at the Shirt Table. Team Captains are responsible to pick up team shirts, your team is not responsible to pick up shirts.

Theme Colors:

Individuals with Down syndrome - Purple Shirt/White Logo

Walkers - Orange Shirt/Black Logo

Volunteers - White Shirt/Purple Logo

Board Members - Green Shirt/Purple Logo

Thank You To Our Sponsors
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