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We challenge YOU

You're invited to participate in the GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge from World Down Syndrome Day (March 21) through June 30, 2024!

WE, the people of the Down syndrome community, are challenging YOU to move for acceptance – to prove that every person should be accepted for who they are.

We live in a world that is often separated based on differences. It is time for people to come together regardless of race, gender, diagnosis, sexual orientation, or religion. We need universal ACCEPTANCE for all people. 



The GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge is both an in-person and virtual event taking place across the country! From March 21st – June 25th GiGi’s Playhouse locations will be hosting their own GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenges consisting of fitness-based challenges and fun-filled activities fit for the whole family. Everyone can also support our Virtual Playhouse through their Virtual Movement Challenge. 

The challenge is simple, support our Virtual Playhouse or join one of the 55+ GFAC events across the country and take part in the festivities to show your commitment to the inclusion of those with Down syndrome and all unique abilities!    

Raise awareness and funds by signing up and inviting your peers to join your team! The funds and awareness you raise will go to help provide life-changing programs and acceptance initiatives at GiGi’s Playhouse.    



Between March 21st – June 25th, 55+ GiGi’s Playhouse locations will be hosting GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge events in their communities. And, from May 1st – May 30th our Virtual Playhouse will be hosting their Virtual Movement Challenge! Select a playhouse to support and join us as we work to create a more accepting world for ALL people.



The best way to grow acceptance comes first through exposure and interaction. People with disabilities are often segregated from their peers starting at an early age, and as life goes on, it tends to form a disconnect between those with disabilities and those without. The GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge acts as a bridge that provides exposure, interaction, and ultimately understanding to reach our goal of acceptance and inclusion!

These peer-to-peer fundraising events will directly fund over 4,400 hours a week of FREE educational, therapeutic, and career-building programs for our GiGi’s Playhouse Participants.

Join in and donate to be a part of the Acceptance Challenge, because every person deserves to be accepted as they are.

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Together we can MOVE the world in a more accepting direction!

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Your Support Changes Lives


“There’s something special about Sarah Jane’s comfort level when she is with her GiGi’s crew.”

~Kathryn, Sarah Jane’s mom 


“Time flies when you’re having fun, and that’s what the Playhouse is. Everyone genuinely cares about each other, and we have a great time together.”

~Alyse, Conner’s mom 


GiGi’s has provided an extra layer of support locally that many national organizations can not replicate. GiGi’s is a place where the whole family is welcomed and encouraged to participate. That has been great because our whole family can interact with Cree’s learning and development.

~Kelli Caughman