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Down Syndrome QLD

StepUP! in Queensland this October

Throughout October we StepUP! to celebrate Down syndrome awareness month. This is a time to celebrate, recognise and promote the skills, abilities and talents of people with Down syndrome. Funds raised allow Down Syndrome Queensland to continue working alongside people with Down syndrome to deliver services, programs and support, ensuring individuals reach their full potential and live the lives they choose.

To find out more about Down Syndrome Queensland and the services we provide, visit our website.

Get Involved!

We have 4 StepUP! events across Queensland this year; Hervey Bay, Ipswich, Brisbane and Townsville.  Hervey Bay, Ipswich and Townsville events will include a sponsored walk.  While the Brisbane event will see you complete the Zumba challenge or find your inner Ninja to complete the obstacle course.  

There are a number of opportunities for you, friends, family and the wider community to get involved, these include;

  • Register to attend a StepUP! event near you
  • Set up a fundraising page, ask your friends, family and colleagues to donate to your page
  • Share this link through your social media accounts

If you can’t attend a StepUP! event, but still want to support us this October. Why don’t you create your own fundraising page and set yourself a StepUP! challenge, you could pledge to walking/ running 10,000 steps every day, or going without coffee, sugar, chocolate or alcohol for the month.  Or you could try something new for the month learn how to paint, knit or how to dance – the options are only limited to your imagination. 

All funds raised at StepUP! will provide support, services and information to empower people with Down syndrome and their families.

Will YOU StepUP! for Down Syndrome?

Events in Queensland


Hervey Bay
5th October 2019

Seafront Oval, Esplanade, Hervey Bay
Registration time: 10:00 am
Walk start time : 10:30 am



Ipswich
12th October 2019

Pyramid Lawn, Robelle Domain, Springfield Central
Registration time: 9:30 am
Walk start time : 10:00 am



Brisbane
20th October 2019

Victoria Park, 271 Gilchrist Avenue, Herston, Brisbane
Registration time: 10:00 am
Challenge start time : 10:30 am



Townsville
26th October 2019

Jezzine Barracks, Brigadier North Park, Cnr Mitchell and Howitt Streets, Townsville
Registration time: 09:00 am
Walk start time : 09:30 am



Fundraising Only
1st - 31st October 2019

Across Queensland

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