See you in 2025!

Thank you to our GiGi's Playhouse Community

What an incredible morning! We had about 1,200 individuals moving for ACCEPTANCE, INCLUSION, and KINDNESS! Not only were we the LARGEST event in our network of 59+ Playhouses, but we also surpassed our fundraising goal and raised $136,000 (and counting!) for our FREE purposeful programming!

This day was made possible by the best team of families, volunteers and supporters!!

Thank you to our families who share their incredible loved one with each of us. This world is a better place and we are better people because of them and because of your family.

Thank you to our incredible team of volunteers, without you this day wouldn’t have been possible. You came bright and early and poured your energy, love and joy for your friends into every moment!

Thank you to Jay and his team at Run The Land for navigating our 3.21-mile run and for the Lakewood Police Department for keeping everyone safe along the route.

Thank you to our friend, Johnny Mural, for kicking off our event by singing The National Anthem! You did an amazing job!!

Thank you to our sponsors who continue to believe in our mission! We couldn’t have done this without your support!
Our Water Station Sponsors: Nordson Corporation, Lakewood Public Library, and The Greer Insurance Agency
Our Mile Sponsors: LORCO Data, Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Trikeable Treats, Kesselman Wealth Management and VooDoo Tuna
Our Swag Bag Sponsors: First National Bank and Cornerstone Wealth Management

Thank you to our amazing community partners who advocated alongside us this morning – Zest Pediatrics, Do Good Day Hub, Rec2Connect Foundation, Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Ohio, Connecting for Kids, and Bay Presbyterian Special Needs Ministry. Serving our community alongside you is an honor!

A big shout out to Glitter Girls Nation for providing amazing, free glitter tattoos to everyone and to Lakewood Cheer Team for another year of encouraging everyone to achieve their ‘Best of All’!

Thank you to our Event Co-Chairs Zack Blau and Celeste Blau and the entire committee for putting countless hours into the planning and execution of our 2024 Dash for Down Syndrome!

Finally, we extend our hearts in gratitude as we thank EVERY. SINGLE. PERSON. who either attended, donated, or cheered us on from afar. This morning was one that allowed us to come together and show our community how incredible our friends are!

Rest assured, we will never stop advocating for your loved ones, and our incredible friends who rock that extra chromosome!

Maggies team

Thank you to our sponsors!

National Sponsors

Arby's foundation logo
Charity Foundation CMYK REV

Water Station Sponsors

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Lakewood Library logo

Mile Sponsors

Mile Sponsor - CCBDD logo
Trikeable Treats logo
Mile Sponsor - Kesselman logo

Swag Bag Sponsor

Swag Bag Sponsor - First National Bank logo
Silver Sponsor Cornerstone Weath Management