Step Up for Down Syndrome 2023

Dear Friends and Family, 

I am so excited to have you joining us for Step Up for Down Syndrome 2023! Thanks to our teams, sponsors, donors, and volunteers, SUDS gets bigger and better every year! In 2022, you raised close to $425,000 for the Down syndrome community and were joined by 3,000 people at the event on June 5th in Forest Park! These are record-breaking numbers and we can't wait to surpass them in 2023!

Step Up for Down Syndrome is one of the most important events held by the DSAGSL. It raises nearly half of our organization's annual budget and allows us to provide programs and services for all ages completely free or at incredibly low cost. These vital funds support life-changing programs and services to over 2,000 individuals with Down syndrome and their families in Missouri and Southern Illinois. The Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis is the only organization in the region solely dedicated to serving individuals with Down syndrome and their families from birth through end of life. To learn more about what we do and the programs your donations support, please visit

I am so thankful and appreciative of the time and effort you all put into making the event a success. 2023 is going to be bigger and better than ever and I look forward to seeing you all there!  

With gratitude,

Erin Suelmann, Executive Director