Thank you Sponsors & Exhibitors
Whether you have been sponsoring our Sharing Walk for Down syndrome for 22 years, or this is your first year to support this event, please know how much we value all of you.
Diamond Sponsors:
Blacker Orthodontics
Providence Homes
Scottsdale 20/30 Club
Platinum Sponsors:
Earnhardt Automotive Employees
The Colten Cowell Foundation
Kerr Endodontics
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:
Arizona for Better Medicaid
Milestone Pediatrics
Endeavor HCBS
Aloha Desert Pools
Best Trophies and Awards
Basha’s Supermarkets
Sprouts Farmers Market
Friends of Sharing – Special Exhibitors:
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
ASU Sensorimotor Research Lab
2022 Award Winners
At our 22nd Annual Sharing Walk for Down Syndrome on April 23, 2022, we honored some very special people in our community.
Outstanding Social Worker: Dale King
Outstanding Volunteer: Nick Kowalski
Outstanding Case Manager: Bill Clinton
Outstanding Doctor of the Year: Jacelyn Olsen Krumpke
Outstanding Citizen with DS: EJ Patel (award accepted by his parents)
Outstanding Employer: Sassy’s Cafe featuring Hannah Banana Bread by Hannah Blair
There were two winners for our Nicolas Hall Legacy Award: Sylvia & Leon Ricks and Dave and Lisa Case
Outstanding Community Partner Award: Bruce Robson, Best Trophies and Awards
Thank you to all of our volunteers, vendors, entertainers, VIPs, Low Riders, cheerleaders!
We are so grateful to all who volunteered with us to make the Sharing Walk for Down syndrome happen, including our Board of Directors and Advisory Board members.
We appreciate all of the ASU students and Just Serve volunteers who came out, as well as so many others. We could not have done this without you and we are grateful.
There were volunteers who helped with setting up the event, breaking down the event, working the registration, distributing water and ice, interacting with kids at the games booths. It was truly wonderful to have your support on this very special day.
The cheerleaders, entertainers, vendors and special VIPs were exceptional with our families and really brought the fun at our event. They were terrific interacting with the children and adults.
Thank you to all who helped make this event so memorable. We are still feeling the good vibes from this day and hope to for weeks to come.
Wanna see the professional photos from the event that were taken by our Sharing Walk official photographer from Save This Memory?
If so, click here and get ready to smile.
A video will be released soon highlighting the event.
Have a Wonderful Memorial Day!
The Sharing Down Syndrome AZ office will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, May 30, 2022.
We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday, and thanks to all who have served our country.
Here is a short video from our Sharing Walk of Ashley Bayssinging The National Anthem.
Click here to view the video.
Thanks to Mathew Adams and Chase Baird for leading us in The Pledge of Allegiance, while Parker Bradshaw and Ani Kowalskicommunicated the Pledge through sign language.
We would also like to thank the veterans who came to present the colors at our Sharing Walk.
Gina’s Blog:
Gina Johnson (the Founder and Director of our organization) would like to share her May 2022 blog with you. Please Click here to read.
Summer Programs:
Be sure to check out our website about several summer camps around the valley that may offer something that will interest your child or adult with Down syndrome.
Click here to visit our website to view some summer offerings from local & Parks and Recreation departments.
Also, Higher Octave Healing is offering a Summer Superstar Skill-Builder where people ages 12 and up will spend six weeks at the ASU Music Therapy clinic where they will focus on guitar, drums or voice.
You can scan the QR code from their flyer pictured, or visit their website at www.higheroctavehealing.org.
Have a wonderful summer, friends – we wish you all the best this summer and always.