Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Is there a deadline for ordering t-shirts for the Walk for Down Syndrome?

Answer: Yes. The t-shirt order deadline is September 7, 2012 and is also detailed on our deadlines page. Walk for Down Syndrome apparel will still be available for sale at the Market Place on the day of the event.

Question: Are there any deadlines for the Walk for Down Syndrome event?

Answer: Yes, the deadline for determining the fundraising winner, ordering a t-shirt, and submitting a nomination is September 7, 2012. However, we will happily accept donations after September 7th, but they WILL NOT count towards the fundraising contest. This information is also detailed on our deadlines page

There is NOT a deadline for creating team or registering for a team. Click here to create a Walk for Down Syndrome team!

Question: How long does it take for my donation to show on my team's page?

Answer: Your donation will show on your team's page immediately after we receive payment verification from PayPal. This is generally only a few minutes after payment. If you don't see your donation, contact the Sharing office at 480-926-6500.

Question: How do I register for the Walk for Down Syndrome if I don’t have access to a computer?

Answer: Call our office at 480-926-6500 and we will mail you a registration form to fill out and send back to us! Alternatively, you may know someone with computer access and they can download the form online and print a copy for you.

Download the official mail in Walk for Down Syndrome Registration Form.

Question: Where is the Walk for Down Syndrome (formerly the Buddy Walk) held?

Answer: The Walk for Down Syndrome will be held at Tempe Diablo Stadium located at  2200 West Alameda Drive in Tempe, AZ 85282. 

View the information page for more details.

Question: What time does the Walk for Down Syndrome start?

Answer: The Walk for Down Syndrome Agenda is as follows:

7:30 am – Registration
9:00 to 9:30 am – Flag and Awards Ceremony
9:30 am -The Walk begins
9:45 am to 11:30 am - Family Fun time begins with a Continental Breakfast, Jamba Juice, Blue Bell Ice Cream, snow cones, cotton candy, game booths, DJ Ron’s music and dancing, exhibits, moon bounces, rock climbing, and more fun than you can imagine!

View the information page for more details.

Question: When is money being collected for the walk?

Answer: Money is collected up until and including the day of the Walk for Down Syndrome.

Question: How do I send a donation by mail?

Answer:When sending in a donation by mail, please include a note indicating which Team the donation will go towards or that the donation will go to our General Fund.

Mail your donation to:
Sharing Down Syndrome AZ
745 N. Gilbert Road, #124 PMB 273
Gilbert, Arizona 85234

Question: Where does the money go that is donated to Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona?

Answer:SDSA never charges parents for the resources they offer. Over 90 cents of every dollar donated goes to our parental support programs and services we offer.

Our monthly newsletter has about 1,000 subscribers. The new parent packets are loaded with books, pamphlets, CD’s, a DVD to empower and give hope. Each month we make meetings available to our parents with fantastic speakers. With our Buddy Walk, Christmas and Easter celebrations, we enjoy celebrating each life!

Question: Can I donate money any time of the year and not just for the Walk for Down Syndrome?

Answer: We are always grateful for all donations. Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so your donation is tax-deductible. Donations can be made by starting from our main Donation page.

If you would like to mail a donation:
Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona 
745 N. Gilbert Road, #124 PMB 273
Gilbert, Arizona 85234

Note: Please include a note indicating if your donation will go towards our General Fund or to a specific Walk for Down Syndrome team.

Question: Are dogs allowed at the Walk for Down Syndrome?

Answer: As a consideration to fellow walkers, ONLY service pets are allowed.