GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers would like to thank all those who came out to support the annual Chicago Region 5K Fun Run, 1-mile Inspiration Walk & Dash for Down Syndrome at Parkway Bank Park in Rosemont on June 10.
With more than 2,000 participants and supporters from our Chicago, Deerfield, Hoffman Estates and McHenry Playhouses, this event was truly a celebration of commitment to GiGi’s mission to change the way the world views Down syndrome through national campaigns, FREE therapeutic educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community.
Despite the soggy weather, this event was a huge success – surpassing the fundraising goal of $180,000, with more donations still rolling in!
“A little rain did not stop these GiGi’s families!! In fact, it made the celebration stronger!! When you compare battling a little rain to what our kids have to battle every day it really puts things in perspective and makes you appreciate those puddles!! I do not remember when I have had as much fun! Thousands of people splashing, dancing, walking, running and dashing for Down syndrome!! It does not get any better than that!” #StrongerTogether #AllIn
~ Nancy Gianni, GiGi’s Chief Belief Officer