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Ds-connex Presents: The 2021 #DownSyndromeDads Contest!

By Jen Franklin Kearns, ds-connex team member In honor of Father’s Day and great dads of kids with disabilities everywhere, ds-connex is excited to announce the 8th Annual #DownSyndromeDads Contest to recognize and celebrate these amazing fathers!  Contest Overview Nominate the fantastic #DownSyndromeDads in your life by sending a photo (more…)

This Mother’s Day, we are recognizing the Superhero in all moms with a chance to win one of five $50 gift cards!

By Jen Franklin Kearns, ds-connex team member This year, in celebration of Mother’s Day, ds-connex wants to recognize our favorite superheroes: moms! The past year has certainly been a challenge. One thing is for certain, though: moms showed up. Moms have answered the challenge of stepping up their support for (more…)

Ds-connex Presents: The Fifth Annual Super Sibs Contest

By Jen Franklin Kearns, ds-connex team member This October, in observance of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we are excited to once again recognize the Super Sibs of our loved ones with Down syndrome! Siblings tend to be very aware of the impact of having a brother or sister with extra (more…)

Team Captains: Share Your 2020 Fundraising Ideas for a Chance to Win a $100 Team Donation! Plus, a Fun Way to Get the Kids Involved!

By Jen Franklin Kearns, ds-connex team member This year, it’s certainly fair to say that most of our beloved routines have been at least somewhat disrupted by the global pandemic. Fundraising for our annual Down syndrome events is no exception. The fundraisers that team captains have hosted in the past (more…)

Team Highlight: Bryce’s Buddies, Columbus Buddy Walk®

By Jen Franklin Kearns, ds-connex team member Like most elements of our usual lives by now, fundraising for our Down syndrome events may look a bit different this year. Team Captains will need to find creative ways to raise money for their local Down syndrome associations, in order to provide (more…)

Event Organizers: Implementing Instagram into Your Social Media Strategy

By Jen Franklin Kearns, ds-connex team member Key Takeaways: Bio: include an engaging description and link (Linktree) Photos/Captions: post clean, well-lit photos to catch followers’ eyes; include a “hook” in your caption Hashtags: ensure exposure to your target audience Instagram Stories: showcase your org’s day-to-day activities Goal: consistent content Social (more…)

Spreading Joy – #dsconnexus

By Jen Franklin Kearns, ds-connex team member During these uncertain times, ds-connex is eager to illustrate that our community is strong and connected. To that end, we have two fun new campaigns to enjoy while we’re all spending more time at home. Birthday Celebrations We want to help your family (more…)

Re-imagining Your World Down Syndrome Day Celebrations

By Jen Franklin Kearns, ds-connex team member Many organizations and community groups have plans to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day in a big way. Unfortunately, health concerns are causing wrinkles in those plans, and most events have been canceled. While gathering together to recognize World Down Syndrome Day is preferred (more…)

Ds-connex Presents: The Fourth Annual Super Sibs Contest

By Jen Franklin Kearns, ds-connex team member This October, in observance of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we are excited to once again recognize the Super Sibs of our loved ones with Down syndrome! Siblings tend to be very aware of the impact of having a brother or sister with extra (more…)

Walk Team Spotlight – Sweet Anna Sue of the GRADSA Buddy Walk®

Author: Jen Franklin Kearns, ds-connex team member On Saturday, September 28th, GRADSA will celebrate its 2019 Buddy Walk® in Owensboro, Kentucky. GRADSA is fortunate to have many teams fundraising on its behalf, and with their help, they have exceeded their fundraising goal for this year’s event! One such team, Sweet (more…)