World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day

March 21, 2014 marks the 9th Anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day and each year the voice of people with Down Syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder. But there is still so much more we can do.

The Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads encourages our friends all over Hampton Roads to choose and support events to help raise awareness of what Down Syndrome is, what it means to have Down Syndrome, and how people with Down Syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.

The following is a list of local Hampton Roads Businesses that have generously decided to donate a portion of their daily proceeds from March 21st to the Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads.

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The Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads is a non-profit charitable organization that supports the families and persons with Down Syndrome. Our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with Down Syndrome, helping them reach their full potential by providing family support, education, learning activities and social opportunities in North East North Carolina and South East Virginia and Hampton Roads.

Help us spread awareness of World Down Syndrome Day and help us enrich the lives of so many adults and children of individuals right here in Hampton Roads. With this help you will be supporting programs like: I Can Ride Bike Camps, Adaptive Dance Programs that teach ballet, Step Up for Down Syndrome Awareness walk and 5K Run just to name a few.

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HCG-logoHowell Creative Group
At Howell Creative Group, it’s all about getting results for our clients. Strategic thinking, compelling messages and great design are among the components of every Howell project, elements that combine for terrific results. Our firm, which is celebrating its 30th year in Williamsburg, has been recognized with dozens of awards for work well done including the Summit Award for Pliant Corporation.

The Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads would like to thank Howell Creative Group for their new logo.

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Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 12.58.36 PMKelsKids
KelsKids teaches special needs children to swim and paddle board. KelsKids Motto is: Saving and Changing Lives, one SPLASH at a time.

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JageR’s Beach Bar and Grill
JageR’s Beach Bar and Grill is well known for their exceptional food and incredible live music every weekend. Their fresh seafood, USDA choice meats, pasta dishes, sandwiches and unique appetizers are just a part of the JageR’s experience. Located just one mile from the Virginia Aquarium and Atlantic Ocean Boardwalk, JageR’s features an island beach décor inside and out. From our huge 30 foot palm trees and wrap around patio deck to our custom tiki poles and neon lit glass bar.

JageR’s is hosting the1st Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Ride starting at JageR’s Beach Bar and Grill June 28th. Sponsorship opportunities available for the ride! Contact

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Harkey’s Pizza
When you are tired of the rest, come enjoy the best. Harkey’s Pizza! Come meet some of the families of the Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads on 3/21/14 from
5 to 8 pm and help support DSAHR! World Down Syndrome Day t-shirts will be on sale!!

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Come support the Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads while having fun and relaxing all at the same time on 3/21/14 AND Yoga for two on 3/22/14! Lynnhaven Mall Location!

We are located near Lynnhaven Mall in the North Mall Shopping Center right next to Value City Furniture! Your days are busier than ever.  It’s important to take a little time for yourself to rest and regroup. Leave it all behind,  school, chores, extra-curricular activities and sports, and enjoy a few relaxing hours being pampered at our spa designed especially with you in mind.

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cotton_logo_smallCotton Southern Bistro
Come help Cotton Southern Bistro support World Down Syndrome Day on 3/21/14! A portion of our proceeds will benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads.

Just as cotton is comfortable to wear, Cotton Southern Bistro seeks to bring comfort back to dining.  Cotton wants to offer traditional southern/regional cuisine by using familiar recipes and fresh “farm to table” ingredients in a comfortable and family friendly setting.  Upon entering, the focus is on our market boards with the fresh fare of the week.  These specials will be ever changing with the season and availability in order to celebrate our extraordinary region and wonderful cuisine.  Our staff has been trained to offer friendly and attentive service, and our menu will be prepared on premise by our chefs led by Executive Chef Jeff Brown.  We look forward to spending time with your family and thank you for your support.

648 Grassfield Pkwy #12, Chesapeake , VA, 23322 – 757-609-3156

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Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 1.07.10 PMD.A.D.S.
Get involved, help out by joining D.A.D.S. A committee dedicated to supporting fathers and families of individuals with Down Syndrome.


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Screen Shot 2014-03-14 at 9.54.36 AMThe Law & Disorderly Club, Inc. supporting children’s charities throughout Hampton Roads and beyond since 1984.

Founded in 1984 by the late Peter G. Decker Jr., the Law & Disorderly Club, Inc. is a private 501 ( C) 3 charitable organization comprised of members whose backgrounds are either the law/court system or law enforcement.  Together they share fun, fellowship and fraternalism all the while raising money for children’s charities and special needs families throughout Hampton Roads and more.  Money is raised through annual bowling tournaments, golf tournaments and dances.

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