This past summer, Green Shield Canada Community Giving Committee representative, Denise Turner and Grant applicant, Michelle Mastellotto presented Up About Down President, Sue Cyr and her son Andrew with a cheque for $1,600.00 to be used towards the Down Syndrome Awareness Book Project. This features a local author, Cindy Lasi, who has written a new children’s book called “A B C D is for Down” about No-limit-Noah, her son, a boy with Down Syndrome, along with children of all abilities who lead typical lives that take them on adventures through the alphabet. This book is innovative in that it focuses on the “normalness” of individuals with special needs.
Up About Down will distribute copies of this book to 118 schools and 24 public libraries in Windsor and Essex County and include readings by the author and individuals with Down Syndrome during Down Syndrome Awareness Week, November 2 – 8, 2014 with media coverage.
In grateful appreciation to Green Shield Canada Community Giving Program, a bookplate will be placed on the inside cover of each book, acknowledging Green Shield Canada for its generous support of this project.
Up About Down – the Windsor-Essex Down Syndrome Association is an organization of people committed to enhancing the quality of life for individuals with Down Syndrome and their families. We strive to provide positive and accurate information through advocacy and education thereby raising awareness throughout the community.
We want to thank Michelle Mastellotto, one of our parents and Nick’s Mom, for making this generous gift possible.

Suzanne Cyr,
President, Up About Down, Windsor-Essex Down Syndrome Association

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14 Dec 2015


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Upcoming Events
World Down Syndrome Day and Dance-a-thon
Mar 21 all-day

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is such an incredible way to share the beauty, talents and abilities of people with Down Syndrome with the world. All of Windsor-Essex is invited to learn about Down Syndrome and Rock their Socks with us! For 2020 Up About Down has three fun ways to do it!

1. Rock Your Socks at Work or School – We’re encouraging places that will be closed on Saturday to Rock Their Socks on Friday and share their photos with us so we can post on Saturday! Attached you’ll find a fun informational package. If you’d like, please feel free to share this with any companies, schools or groups that can help us spread Awareness about WDSD ! If you prefer a hard copy of the participation package, please let us know and we’ll coordinate a way to get it out to you. Email us the photos or tag Up About Down on Facebook so we can share it with everyone!

2. Rock Your Socks at Sweet Revenge Bakeshop – Sweet Revenge, the sweetest bakery in Windsor, will be generously donating $1.00 from every special WDSD cupcake to Up About Down! They will be sharing more information about the cupcakes and how to pre-order on their Facebook page, Instagram and in store (5410 Wyandotte E Windsor, ON N8S 1L9) closer to WDSD. Stay tuned for more details in March.

3. Rock Your Socks at our Dance-a-Thon – We are so excited to celebrate this special day together with a Dance-a-thon! A pledge form, poster and information will be shared with you through your group leader. Please RSVP by March 13, 2020.

March is such a special month for us as we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21 and we can’t wait to get our whole community involved in the fun and awareness. We’re looking forward to a great day!

CLICK HERE to view and download the Rock Your Socks package.

Dance-a-Thon to Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day @ Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We are excited to be hosting our 2nd Annual Dance-a-Thon as a celebration for World Down Syndrome Day! Last year’s Dance-a-Thon was so much fun and it was also a great way to celebrate with each other and get to know other UAD members!

The excitement will take place at:
Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex
2121 Laurier Parkway, Windsor, ON

Saturday, March 21, 2020.

Doors open at 12:00pm, lunch is served at 12:30pm and pledges must be submitted by 1:00pm so that prizes can be announced by 2:00pm!

This year we have some new surprises in store, including a craft table! More activity details and the pledge form can be found attached to this email.

To keep our dancers energized we’ll be serving pasta, roasted potatoes, chicken, veggies and dessert. Please let your group leader know if you have dietary restrictions that we can accommodate.

We are also looking for volunteers, so if you know anyone interested in helping out or that needs volunteer hours, please let us know. Please RSVP by March 13, 2020.

We can’t wait to see you all there!

CLICK HERE to view and download the Up About Down Dance-a-Thon 2020 Pledge Form.

Dance-A-Thon 2020

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