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GiGi's Step To Accept Virtual Run, Walk and Ride for Global Acceptance made history on Saturday, June 6, 2020 by logging over ONE BILLION steps for Global Acceptance!

Those steps not only took us around the world for global acceptance but to the moon and back, TWICE!  A hundred thousand GiGi's believers logged over 1 million miles on Saturday, June 6th to say, "I CAN AND WILL ACCEPT YOU AS YOU ARE!"  This history-making event was hosted virtually by Nancy and THE GiGi Gianni with 60 locations across the country and in Mexico.

This event was planned after 50+ GiGi's events and 4,400 free program hours a week were suspended indefinitely at all GiGi's locations due to COVID-19.  We first launched GiGi's At Home with LIVE and On-Demand programs to combat the program loss for the families and then launched Step To Accept to help make up the 76% revenue loss and to keep people moving during quarantine while spreading a global mission of ACCEPTANCE FOR ALL!!

See below what we were able to do TOGETHER!

Over 1,000,000,000 Steps 
Over 1,000,000 miles  

Almost 100,000 people  

We all came together virtually, for GLOBAL ACCEPTANCE! 

Every Step Counts
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Thank you to the 74,820+ individuals Stepped to Accept in our Strava Challenge.

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#GenerationG is a conscious decision to be better every day.
Be accepting, be generous, be kind that’s it! Every step you take says I CAN AND WILL ACCEPT YOU AS YOU ARE!  

GiGi’s Playhouse network of 60 locations and startups was hit hard with the cancellation of over 50 GiGi’s events due to Covid19. So, in typical GiGi’s style, we came back with the biggest and best event ever! Introducing GiGi’s Virtual Step to Accept Challenge!


Lock Laces® and GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers have partnered to showcase the many different kinds of warriors there are in this world. The two companies joined forces with a common goal of bringing acceptance and kindness to those not fairly seen as warriors, but earn that title every day through hard work and determination.


About GiGi’s  

GiGi’s Playhouse is the ONLY nationwide network of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers. Our mission is to change the way the world views Down syndrome and send a global message of acceptance for ALL. With 60 locations and startups throughout the United States and Mexico GiGi’s offers FREE therapeutic, educational and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome of all ages, their families and the community. The organization is 99% volunteer-run, and all programs are 100% free to families. From prenatal diagnosis through career skills, GiGi’s Playhouse makes a lifetime commitment to families.  

With over 230,000 free program participation hours annually, GiGi’s Playhouse helps participants thrive through building educational, developmental, fitness, fine and gross motor, socioemotional and speech and language skills. For more information about free programs, volunteerism, impact partnerships, events, and many ways to support GiGi’s Playhouse families: please visit www.gigisplayhouse.org