Welcome to Sharing Down Syndrome AZ

Welcome to the Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona Official Website!

We champion and celebrate ALL people who have Down syndrome throughout the lifespan. We support families in their care and advocacy efforts for the people in their lives with Down syndrome.

About Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome is the most common genetic birth anomaly occurring 1 in approximately every 691 births. Babies with Down syndrome can have medical challenges, nearly 50% have heart defects, intestinal and respiratory problems. They often have developmental delays, hearing and vision impairments and have mild to moderate intellectual disabilities.

However, with proper medical attention, therapies and family and community support, the future of people with Down syndrome in the United States has dramatically improved over the last decades. 

As Gina Johnson (Founder & Director) tells most parents she meets, “Children with Down syndrome are some of the sweetest babies on the face of the earth; they bring goodness to our world as they teach us about true, unconditional love.” 

Our Mission

We champion and celebrate ALL people who have Down syndrome throughout the lifespan. We support families in their care and advocacy efforts for the people in their lives with Down syndrome.

Sharing Walk for Down Syndrome

Our 22nd annual Sharing Walk was held on April 23, 2022 at Tempe Diablo Stadium. We want to thank the community for making this event a success.  

Our 2023 Sharing Walk for Down Syndrome will take place April 22, 2023 at Tempe Diablo Stadium from 8:30am-12pm.

More details to come this Fall.

See the professional photos from our 22nd Sharing Walk by Save This Memory Photography and Videography

Thank You To All Of Our Supporters

Diamond Sponsors
Blacker Orthodontics
Providence Homes
The Saguaros (formerly The Scottsdale 20/30 Club)
Platinum Sponsors
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation
Earnhardt Automotive Employees
The Colten Cowell Foundation
Kerr Endodontics
Albertsons, Safeway and Vons – Southwest Division
Gold Sponsors:
Farnsworth Ricks Management & Realty
Phelps LeClair Estate Law
All Aboard Services
Johnson-Larsen Family Dentistry
Silver Sponsors
Paul Kelly Maxillofacial
The Tempe Diablos
Valle Luna Mexican Food & Cantinas 
Save This Memory Photography & Videography
Integrate (Software company)
Salt River Project Employees
Usborne Books – Jackie Killourie
Vindicor Pest Services
Sassy’s Cafe & Bakery
Bronze Sponsors
MC Sharing the Good Life Foundation
Arizona for Better Medicaid
Milestone Pediatrics
Endeavor HCBS
Aloha Desert Pools
Best Trophies and Awards 
Basha’s Supermarkets
Friends of Sharing 
Hospice of the Valley (Dementia Care)
AZ Dept of Economic Security – Department of Developmental Disabilities
TheraCare Pediatric Services
Ballet of Arizona – Adaptive Dance program
Susan Marks & Advocates
Chroma CuteTees
Raising Special Kids
Sharing Down Syndrome AZ – Spanish Chapter
KinectAbility
Arizona State University Sensorimotor Research Lab

 

 

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Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. EIN: 86-0822557. Our Arizona State Tax Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO) Code is: 20543

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