StepUP! #21YourWay

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month! Join in by attending a StepUP! event in your area, or set yourself a #21YourWay challenge. All funds raised will support the Down Syndrome Federation to continue their work in supporting and empowering people with Down syndrome to have full access to social and economic inclusion.
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StepUP! #21Your Way is a national fundraising and awareness campaign held during Down Syndrome Awareness Month every October. It celebrates the significant contributions people with Down syndrome make to our communities.

During Down Syndrome Awareness Month 2021 there are a variety of face-to-face and virtual opportunities for supporters to celebrate with and fundraise for their local state or territory Down syndrome association through StepUP! #21YourWay. All funds raised will support the Down Syndrome Federation to continue their work in supporting and empowering people with Down syndrome to have full access to social and economic inclusion.

Will you join us?

Visit www.stepupfordownsyndrome.org.au.

Why 21? Most people have 23 pairs of chromosomes in each of their cells (46 in total). People with Down syndrome have 47 chromosomes in their cells. They have an extra chromosome 21, which is why Down syndrome is also sometimes known as trisomy 21.

How It Works

You can celebrate, raise funds and create awareness during Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October by either attending an in person StepUP! event near you, or by joining in online with #21YourWay. All event and registration details are found at www.stepupfordownsyndrome.org.au.

Join us face to face, or choose a #21YourWay challenge!

Share your challenge on facebook or Instagram in October
Make a Donation

Watch the video below to enjoy some of last year’s #21YourWay highlights and be sure to join in with StepUP! #21YourWay in 2021!


Still have questions? Contact us!

Email info@dsav.asn.au if you have questions or need assistance.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

Thank you for joining our StepUP! #21YourWay events this year, helping raise awareness and more than $134,000 for the Down Syndrome Federation!

A big thank you to our teams, fundraisers and donors for your contributions, while most importantly raising awareness and having fun during Down Syndrome Awareness Month 2021. 

Down Syndrome organisations around the country rely on community support. You have until midnight Sunday 14 November to donate to our campaign at www.stepupfordownsyndrome.org.au. After this date donations can be received here: https://downsyndrome.powerappsportals.com/donations/.

Wed love to hear your feedback and how you found this years campaign. Please email us with your thoughts to info@dsav.asn.au.

#stepupfordownsyndrome2021 #21YourWay

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you for joining our StepUP! #21YourWay events this year, helping raise awareness and more than $134,000 for the Down Syndrome Federation!A big thank you to our teams, fundraisers and donors for your contributions, while most importantly raising awareness and having fun during Down Syndrome Awareness Month 2021. Down Syndrome organisations around the country rely on community support. You have until midnight Sunday 14 November to donate to our campaign at . After this date donations can be received here: https://downsyndrome.powerappsportals.com/donation….We’d love to hear your feedback and how you found this year’s campaign. Please email us with your thoughts to info@dsav.asn.au.#stepupfordownsyndrome2021 #21YourWay See MoreSee Less

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Participating online and need a little inspiration for your #21YourWay challenge?

  • Take 21 photos of something that you’re grateful for the month of October 
  • Do 21 star jumps every day in October 
  • Get moving do 21km in October 
  • Learn 21 new dance moves over the month of October
  • Give up sugar for 21 days in October
  • Send 21 messages of kindness to friends and family in October

 #21YourWay is about doing things your way! The #21YourWay activity that you select should reflect who you are, and what you stand for.

Can’t join in this year? Don’t worry you can still support us!

  • Share this event with friends and family 
  • Donate to your local Down syndrome organisation 
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Event FAQ

Find all the information you need about StepUP! #21YourWay here on our FAQ page. Or contact us at info@dsav.asn.au with any queries.