Step Up 4 Down Syndrome 2021 Walk & 5K Run.
Sunday, 10/10/2021-, 07:30 am-12:00 pm
16001 W State Rd 84,
Sunrise, Florida, 33326
Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES
October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, the Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization will be hosting their main fundraiser, Step Up 4 Down Syndrome 2021 Walk & 5K Run. For the past three years, The Craig Zinn Automotive Group (CZAG) has supported The Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization by way of Desiree Fries, their corporate assistant who has a 15-year-old son with Down syndrome. Desiree has participated in this annual fundraiser, because she believes that her son Triston and every person with an extra chromosome is extraordinary! “Triston has been participating in the walk since birth and has grown to know it as his walk,” said Desiree. Support of the Step Up 4 Down Syndrome Walk & 5k Run, by either walking the event on October 10, 2021, or by making an online donation, will help honor and celebrate people with Down syndrome.
To help kickstart Desiree’s fundraising effort’s, Craig Zinn has committed to donating $5,000. “This is our 16th year taking part in the Broward Down Syndrome Walk. We are happy to be back into the swing of things and able to have the walk this year. If you can’t walk or run, please consider a donation to Triston’s team, T-Unit. The funds raised during this walk will be used to give scholarships to kids and adults with Down syndrome,” said Desiree. People who wish to help T-Unit, or any of the fundraisers or teams for that matter, can visit https://www.stepup4downsyndrome.com/ to make a donation. This year, The Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization hopes to raise $120,000.
The Step Up 4 Down Syndrome Walk & 5k event is fun for the entire family. In addition to the walk and 5K run, there will be rock climbing, a bounce house, a DJ, raffles and more. The fundraiser enables The Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization to continue to offer services to families that have an individual with Down syndrome. This year, the non-profit will be covering the gate fee, to avoid delays entering Markham Park. Lunch will be served after the walk. The mission and goals of the walk remain the same, to promote inclusion in the community and celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
Sunday, October 10, 2021
5K Run Starts 7:30 am /Timed USATF certified course, finisher medals for registered 5K participants
Walk Starts 8:15 am
Markham Park: 16001 W State Rd 84, Sunrise, FL 33326
Register and/or make a donation at: https://www.stepup4downsyndrome.com/
About The Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization:
The Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization is a family support and resource organization dedicated to serving families who have an individual with Down syndrome. Our mission is to improve the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families by providing support, information, education, and advocacy, thus enabling everyone to reach his or her full potential. The Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization is located at 9900 W. Sample Road, Suite 339, Coral Springs, FL 33065. They can be reached at 954-825-0400.
About The Craig Zinn Automotive Group
As president and CEO of The Craig Zinn Automotive Group, Craig Zinn owns and operates Lexus of Pembroke Pines, Toyota of Hollywood, Subaru of Pembroke Pines, Lexus of North Miami, and Acura of Pembroke Pines offering new and used makes and models. The company’s mission is to be South Florida’s finest automobile dealership group, known for superior products, community involvement, and for helpful, courteous, and caring associates dedicated to delivering the ultimate client service experience. They are also passionate about community service as evident by their philanthropic endeavors. Over the course of 40+ years, it has made charitable contributions to the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Spread Joy Toy Drive, CBS’ Neighbors 4 Neighbors Adopt a Family 4 the Holidays Operation Elf Program, Subaru’s annual Share the Love event, and Light-Up the Harbor for Children’s Harbor, to name a few. Headquartered out of Hollywood, Florida, the corporate team can be found at Toyota of Hollywood located at 1841 North State Road 7,Hollywood, FL 33021 or https://www.czgroup.com/. They can also be found on Facebook at @zinnautogroup.