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Thank you to the 56,480+ individuals Stepping to Accept in our Strava Challenge.

Join us there.

GiGi's Step to Accept Challenge!

TOGETHER we will be making history as 60 GiGi’s Playhouse locations and startups unite on June 6th to take 7 million Steps to Accept across America. With your help, we can reach our goal of 50 million steps for Global Acceptance and Step to Accept across the world!

Every step you take, and every dollar you raise will say “I can and will accept you as you are!”
Now let's get steppin!

Every step matters because every life matters.

Adults $21 per person
Children (12 and under) $10 per person


Your House, park or favorite spot to walk, run or bike


June 6 at 11am Central Time


Live streaming with thousands of amazing people across the world!

#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 are going to come back with the biggest and best event ever! Introducing GiGi’s Virtual Step to Accept Challenge!

You can participate individually or start a team with family, friends, neighbors, officemates, classmates, congregations or a mix of them all! Let’s bring people together during social distancing and Step to Accept!


Who or what will you step for?

Join us on Saturday, June 6th at 11 am Central time as we all gather virtually to Step to Accept across America! We will start with warm-ups and inspiration and then be ready at our starting lines for a 11:15 TAKE OFF!!!   

You have 8 weeks to challenge yourself to take those extra steps towards acceptance. We will have Virtual Coaching to help you every step of the way! You will get points as you, and your team, get stronger! Not only are you stepping for Acceptance for All, you're stepping towards better health and keeping off that quarantine 15!  

Every Step Counts

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