We challenge YOU

You're invited to participate in the GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge from World Down Syndrome Day (March 21) through June 24, 2023!
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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. 

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What?

The GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge is both an in-person and virtual event taking place across the country! All GiGi’s Playhouse locations host their very own Acceptance Challenge, consisting of a fitness-based challenge and fun-filled activities fit for the whole family.   

The challenge is simple, join one of the 50+ events across the country and partake 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 on to help provide life-changing programs and acceptance initiatives, here, at GiGi’s Playhouse   

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When?

Between March 21st – June 24th, over 50 GiGi’s Playhouse locations from across the country will be hosting their very own GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge events! Find the one nearest you and join us as we work to create a more accepting world for ALL people.  

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Why?

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.

Together we can MOVE the world in a more accepting direction

How to Participate:

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Your Support Changes Lives

Sarah-Jane

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

~Kathryn, Sarah Jane’s mom 

Conner

“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 

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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