• 16 May 2017
    • 16 Oct 2017
    • Walter Hall Park

    Order Buttons for the 2017 GHFEDS Step Up For Down Syndrome Walk by October 16th, buttons are $2 each.  Please send a "Head Shot" photo to Elizabeth Stevens at

    Buttons can be picked up along with your walk shirt pick up TBA.

    This is an example of the buttons, current year will be added to the buttons.

    • 16 May 2017
    • 16 Oct 2017
    • Walter Hall Park

    Team Captains will receive 1 free walk sign when your team raises $100 or more. If your team does not raise $100+ or you want extra walk signs you will need to order here, walk signs are $50 each, please send a "Head Shot" photo and Team Name to Elizabeth Stevens at

    Signs will be placed along the walk, please pick up your sign after the walk to take home with you.

    This is an example of the walk sign, design may be different for this years walk.

    • 16 May 2017
    • 16 Oct 2017
    • Walter Hall Park - 807 Hwy 3 League City 77573

    If you are interested in volunteering for GHFEDS Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk please register here.

    The walk will be held on October 28th from 9am - noon at Walter Hall Park in League City.

    We will need volunteers to help from 7am - noon with restocking water and capri-sun's in coolers, restocking snacks, setting up walk signs along walk path, hanging banners, placing fitted table cloths on tables, direct parking, cotton candy machine, popcorn machine, monitor stage, manage registration/volunteer/shirt/prize tables, and clean up.

    Each volunteer will receive a walk shirt and a cinch sack filled with goodies.

    Click on each volunteer job for a description and hours needed. Please bring your own volunteer hours form to be signed if needed.

    Please register by October 16th !!

    If you have any questions please contact us at

    We greatly appreciate your time to volunteer for GHFEDS Step Up Walk!!

    • 09 Sep 2017
    • 16 Sep 2017
    • PAAC
    • 10

    GHFEDS has been invited to participate in the Pearland Alliance for Arts and Culture (PAAC) event, Art and Cultural Exchange between kids from GHFEDS in USA and kids from Integrar, The Down Syndrome Foundation of Honduras.

    *Please read all information below and make sure you can attend the 2 mandatory events before registering.

    The PAAC mission includes fostering cultural awareness and development for all.  It is in this spirit that this exchange was conceived.  Oftentimes children are the best storytellers.  Who better to explore similarities and differences than children. Our partner from Art & Kustom Kreations also shares cultural education in their directive, thus one of many reasons they are a perfect match for the program. 

    This event will offer a wonderful opportunity to make friends abroad and share a little of ourselves with the children and adults from the Down Syndrome Foundation of Honduras (FUNDACION INTEGRAR).  Web:

    At present 9 children from Honduras completed artwork, reflecting something important to them.

    The American counterparts are to paint/draw/sketch an image reflecting an aspect of themselves, and approval is to be provided for them to be photographed and or taped while working on their art in order to use some of these for display along with the Honduran art at the PAAC Gallery.  Each participant will need to sign a release for the use of their photos and artwork in advertising and viewing abroad in order for them to participate. The original artwork will not be returned to the artist, rather it will be sent to the Honduran Foundation for display.

    A Skype conference is to be scheduled between the American and the Honduran participants.

    Honduras is still a developing country and the Down syndrome population before FUNDACION INTEGRAR were denied many opportunities for social integration since an education and rehabilitation were not possible, and still battling to this day.

    Events as follows:

    1st Event: Mandatory
    Who: Teens and adults with Down syndrome ages 13 and up, limit is 12 participants and will be on first come first serve basis, registration will close when limit is reached, if you have more than one teen/adult registering you must register each one separately.  You must have a current GHFEDS membership to register. If you need to renew or join membership click HERE.

    Artwork topic for participants
    "All About Me" (what I like to do; my sport preference; where I like to eat or do for recreation; my favorite game or entertainment; etc.).

    Saturday, September 9th
    Art & Kustom Kreations' Studio
    2837 Miller Ranch Rd., # 113
    Pearland, Texas 77584
    (Art studio located in Silverlake business park behind PPG paints.)

    2nd event: Not Mandatory
    Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    Installation of the Art and Cultural Exchange at the offices of Pearland Alliance of Art & Culture (PAAC)

    3rd Event: Mandatory

    Reception and display of the Art and Cultural Exchange artwork at Pearland Alliance of Art & Culture (PAAC)
    Thursday, September 14, 2017
    2341 N Galveston Ave, Suite 200
    Pearland 77581
    Refreshments provided, the Mayor and other officials and stakeholders from Pearland and Brazoria county will be attending.

    4th Event: Not Mandatory

    Special Exhibit of Artwork at iFest, Pearland's International Festival at Pearland Town Center, coordinated by Kelly Kronfeld, owner of Art & Kustom Kreations.
    Friday, September 15 from 5-10pm and Saturday September 16 from 10am-10pm.
    Pearland Town Center
    11200 Broadway St, Pearland, TX 77584
    Cost:  Each participant will receive 2 free tickets, other's will need to pay the entry fee of $15. Please let Kelly know at the 1st event if you will be attending so she can request your tickets.

    These events are sponsored by Heidi Wiess from PAAC, Kelly Kronfeld of Art & Kustom Kreations, and Lucy Kawas a GHFEDS member and Founder and Director of Down Syndrome Foundation of Honduras.

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    • 09 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • DUMC - 200 FM 517, Dickinson 77539

    GHFEDS would like to invite your family for our Exercise Classes at Dickinson United Methodist Church Gym.


    September 9th & 16th

    October 7th & 14th

    9-10am  -  Ages 14 and below

    10-11am  -  Ages 15 and up


    Dickinson United Methodist Church Gym
    200 FM 517
    Dickinson 77539

    Lets get moving!

    Come join UTMB Physical Therapist Students and PT Faculty for an hour of games, dancing, and much more aimed at getting your child to have fun with exercise. We plan to show participants exciting and easy ways to get active. Equipment and water needed for the class will be provided so all we need is your child ready to have fun! Please consult with your physician to make sure your child is healthy enough for physical activity. Hope to see y'all there for a great time of activity and socializing!

    Registration is for all dates and free for all family members.

    **You must have a current GHFEDS annual membership to register for this event, if you would like to join or renew your membership click here.

    • 30 Sep 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • Baywatch Dolphin Tour - 2101 Harborside Dr, Galveston 77550
    Calling all kids with Down syndrome ages 5-18 to join us on the dock in Galveston for a 45 minute Baywatch Dolphin Tour on Saturday, September 30th at 10 am.
    Please arrive by 945am, tour starts promptly at 10am.

    The boat which has a covered interior will bring you up close to view the dolphins in their natural habitat.

    Following the Dolphin Tour, cool off with an ice cream treat at La Kings Confectionary on the strand, just a short .03 mile/6 minute walk away.

    Siblings are welcomed and will be charged $5 per sibling.

    Maximum limit for boat is 36 people and registration will close once limit is reached.

GHFEDS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit support organization serving the Greater Clear Lake area, including South Houston, Pearland, Pasadena, League City, Galveston, and other surrounding areas.

P.O. Box 891093
Houston, TX 77289

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