Wednesday, July 28, 2010



PODS Angels is a Down syndrome not for profit family support group supplying newborn packets to all the local hospitals free of charge, on line and in person support, mini conferences and supportive events with the annual Holiday party a huge success.
The walk has a registration fee per family or per person Early registration recommended.

Cape Coral’s newest neighborhood park is 3 acres and features a large pavilion with BBQ grill..., basketball courts, covered playground area, and perimeter pathway for walking, exercising, etc. Extensive landscaping, including the only remaining banyan tree in Cape Coral, makes this an excellent place to stop and enjoy the great outdoors.

Walk details:

Early T-shirt Pick-up
All pre-registered walkers may pick up their t-shirt on Saturday, October 16th from 10 am to 3 pm at the event site.
Register by September 15th and save $5! Plus be guaranteed a t-shirt.

If you are pre-registered, go directly to registration to check-in and pick up your t-shirt.
If you are registering on event day, please bring your completed registration form and payment to the registration tent. T-shirts will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis as supplies last

Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Paul Sanborn Park, Cape Coral, Florida.
SW FL PODS Angels; Step Up 4 DOWN SYNDROME Walk is a wheel-friendly 1-mile pledge walk to increase public awareness and acceptance, and raise funds to support programs and services for people in our community with Down syndrome.

Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does or just want to show your support, come and join the Walk. Anyone can be a buddy! This is what it's all about! Meet your Buddy (person with Down syndrome) or team in front of the pavilion at 9:40 am for the opening ceremony, then walk.
During the walk, teams will be judged on spirit. So create motivational signs or banners with your Buddy or team name to show off during the walk. Spirit judges will be located in the park around the track to select the winning teams or Buddies. Return to the pavilion at 12:00 pm for the presentation of the 2010 Spirit Award winners.

Please join us so we can reach our goal for this year's walk – $10,000.00! Support the STEP UP 4 DOWN SYNDROME Walk – a special celebration of life, love, and the full potential of all within our community.

Event Details
8th Annual SW Florida Walk
Click Here for Event Details PDF
2310 SE 3rd Street
Cape Coral, Florida 33990 mapquest

Parking available at the Park

Day of Event Schedule:

Time Event
9:00 a.m. Registration and Pre-Walk activities
9:40 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
9:50 a.m. Warm-up
10:00 a.m. Walkers will head off onto course
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Post Event Activities

Planned course:
Travel approximately one mile around park course. Our wheel-friendly course at the park is perfect for family and friends! Pre-Event and Post-Event activities will take place throughout the park.

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Registration is necessary! You can register as an individual, family or as part of a team that you can start yourself or join another. Register Here and feel free to contact the SW FL PODS Angels at 239-872-4778 if you have any questions or need assistance.

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Event Reminders:
The STEP UP 4 DOWN SYNDORME Walk will take place rain or shine! Sorry, no refunds will be given.
Registration Forms must be postmarked by October 07, 2010

Free activities for toddlers to teenagers including: carnival games, crafts, face painting, young athletes’ area, obstacle course, karaoke, a dance party and more. Food and beverage will also be available for purchase.
Dance Party 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Dance …Dance ….Dance…..Dance your shoes off in front of the stage or try your voice at karaoke. If dancing or singing is not your thing…sit back, relax and be prepared to be entertained.

Silent Auction and Raffles 11:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Silent auction and raffle items include team baskets of varying themes, tickets to shows and sporting events, memorabilia, baskets of cheer, and more. Raffle tickets are 1 for $2 or an arm's length for $10. Auctions and raffles close at 12:30pm. Winners will be posted at 12:45 and are welcome to pick up their prizes at that time.
Donations of silent auction items and raffle baskets are always welcome. Contact to donate.