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Mighty Steps for Down Syndrome

For decades, the Utah Down Syndrome Foundation (UDSF) has held annual "Buddy Walks." In 2018, UDSF changed the name to "Mighty Steps for Down Syndrome."  The purpose of these walks is to promote advocacy and awareness of Down syndrome in Utah communities across the state.  Additionally, these walks are UDSF's annual fundraising campaign. 

Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, UDSF's Mighty Steps for Down Syndrome Walk is looking different.  UDSF's 2020 walk will either be all virtual or a hybrid of virtual and in-person.  From June 1 through August 21, the Mighty Steps for Down Syndrome Walk will begin as an all virtual walk across Utah.  The purpose of the virtual walk is as it has always been, to advocate for individuals with Down syndrome, promote Ds awareness, and raise critical funds that support programs for individuals with Down syndrome and their families.  In addition to these purposes and to offset the negative impact COVID-19 is having on our community, the theme for this year's Mighty Steps Walk is


As participants join teams for their loved ones with Down syndrome and help them walk across Utah, they are advocating for a healthier life.  As teammates from all over the world, walk-in their neighborhoods wearing their Mighty Step Bibs, they are spreading Down syndrome awareness.  As we are purposefully counting our steps, inviting others to join our teams, and raising funds for individuals with Down syndrome we are finding hope, health, and happiness!  In celebration, following the conclusion of the virtual Mighty Steps walk, participants will attend a "Victory Lap" of their choice, either virtual or in-person, depending upon COVID. 

July 27, 2020 Leaderboard

How the Virtual Walk Works


UDSF does not receive government grants, but relies on your donations and fundraising dollars!

View Our 2020 Mighty Sponsors Below:

  • Calvin Curtis is UDSF's Platinum Plus Sponsor for our Mighty Steps for Down Syndrome Walk 2020. His generosity and support over the past few years have made a real difference in the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and their families across Utah.

  • Gossner Cache Silver Sponsor MS 2019

  • At Catalyst Behavior Solutions we prepare our clients to reach their full potential and achieve future success through the use of evidence-based and data-driven treatment methods. We believe in the growth of people of all abilities.

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