Since First Downs beginnings, we have always appreciated and celebrated not only the individuals in the Kansas City community with Down syndrome, but the families that love and support them to become their best selves. That's why we're highlighting Grandparents Day this year with Sophia's family!
Our biggest event of the year is back, and this time, it’s at the Kansas Speedway! Join us on October 1st for the 21st Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk in support of the Kansas City Down Syndrome community. Find out more about the big event in our blog!
Now that summer is officially here (yay summer solstice!), so many of our friends in the FDFDS community are ready to enjoy their time off in the sun. Lauren is set to have a jam-packed summer full of vacations, camps, and lots of swimming.
May brought a big change in life for two of our friends in the FDFDS community - graduation! Noah Harrison and Elli Walker both graduated this May from their schools; Noah from Staley High School and Elli from the University of Central Missouri’s THRIVE program.
At FDFDS, we celebrate the amazing individuals in our lives with Down syndrome every day of the year, but today is a special day. Today marks the 11th Annual World Down Syndrome Day, a day dedicated to making the voices of those with Down Syndrome and their communities heard.
As the first month of the new year passes us by, we have more amazing individuals we wanted to spotlight. One of those would be Rachel, an adventurous young lady who is enjoying her new year and looking forward to achieving new goals in 2016.
As another year comes to an end, we’re reminded just how much we have to be grateful for in 2015 at our organization. This year has brought so many families in the Kansas City area together for one cause that helps so many.
The mission of First Downs for Down Syndrome (FDFDS) is to raise money for Kansas City Down Syndrome region; to raise awareness of Down syndrome and the services available for those with Down syndrome and their families; and to create positive images of those with Down syndrome. FDFDS is supported solely through tax deductible contributions and participating in special events and fundraisers held throughout the year.
First Downs High School is a joint fundraising effort between high school football teams and First Downs for Down Syndrome. This fundraiser is designed to create awareness and provide additional resources to...
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About The Organization
The mission of First Downs for Down Syndrome is to raise money for the Kansas City Down syndrome community; to raise awareness of Down syndrome and the services available for those with Down syndrome and their families; and to create positive images of those with Down syndrome.