Step UP! for Down syndrome 2022

September 25, 2022

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It’s that time of year again to Step UP! for Down syndrome

Registrations Open NOW!

After a few years of no face to face events, we are excited to start planning our annual Step UP! campaign for 2022, to take place throughout September and October to celebrate World Down Syndrome Month!

Step UP! in the Botanic Gardens: Sunday 25 September 2022 (10am-1pm)

Our fourth annual StepUP! For Down Syndrome event will be held in The Domain on Sunday 25th September to celebrate the achievements of people living with Down syndrome.

We will meet in The Domain (Phillip Precinct) before heading off together for a walk with purpose around the picturesque Botanic Gardens in the peak of spring! At the finish line you’ll enjoy plenty of family friendly activities with picnic food also available for pre-purchase.

So let’s come together and raise awareness for our amazing community!  

Funds raised support advocacy, information & referral services, social activity groups, a library, workshops & community events for members as well as training for education and health professionals.

Bring the whole family along and enjoy a great day for a great cause!


If you’d like to StepUP! for Down syndrome in 2022 but there isn’t a local event near you, never fear! Join in online with #21YourWay.

#21YourWay is a national campaign hosted by the Down Syndrome Australia Federation raising funds for state and territory associations. All funds raised will support the Down Syndrome Australia Federation to continue their work in supporting and empowering people with Down syndrome to have full access to social and economic inclusion.

You might pledge to walk 21 minutes a day, bake 21 cookies, plant 21 trees, or run 21 kilometres throughout October. The choice is yours!

Why 21? Down syndrome is also known as trisomy 21 which refers to the presence of a third copy of chromosome 21 in everyone who has Down syndrome.

Host Your Own Local Event

If you are interested in organising your own local Step UP! event, it can be as big or small as you like. Some ideas include: walk in the park, picnic, family fun day, morning tea, afternoon tea, coffee catch up, local gym challenge, cake stall, daily steps challenge, play in the park, host a raffle or auction, a local gala dinner or fundraiser, a workplace lunch and more.

Your support means the world to us and is so needed.

We’d love to hear from you if you are interested in running your own local event, so we can offer our support and add it to our events list. Please email