Last year GiGi’s Step to Accept virtual run, walk, and ride for global acceptance made history by logging over ONE BILLION steps for Global Acceptance. One hundred thousand believers logged over one million miles! This year we are excited to partner with all 60 playhouses again to join in the GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge. Together our goal is for ONE MILLION people to get moving for Down syndrome on June 5th!

On June 5th we will all come together to change the way the world views Down syndrome. Join us for our Dash for Down syndrome, Walk for Acceptance, and Field Day at our National Playhouse in Hoffman Estates!


9:00am – 1:00pm

Race/walk starts: 9:00am

Dash for Down syndrome: 10:00a

Field Day: 11:00am – 1:00pm Hotshot Basketball, Football Target practice, Dancing, and more!

What's the Challenge?

To MOVE for your health and MOVE for global acceptance! You can walk, run, lift, play sports, swim, whatever!  WE challenge ONE MILLION people to collectively participate in a physical and social movement for acceptance to prove that everyone is accepted for who they are.

Why the Challenge?

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 preference, or religion. We need universal ACCEPTANCE for all people. This is why 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.

Join the Challenge

Last year, you helped us take over 1 billion steps for acceptance! That’s enough to go to the moon and back – twice! TOGETHER we can accomplish even more! This year we are asking you to MOVE for Acceptance and ask others to join you! Join individually or create a team! The more people that commit to MOVE, the more we will be able to MOVE the world towards global acceptance for all.