Down Syndrome Association of Memphis & the Mid-South
East Memphis Athletic Club - Captain: Megan Libassi

East Memphis Athletic Club is Stepping Up for Down Syndrome in the month of October!

 

We are excited to support one of our own, Megan Libassi, and her son, Samuel, by raising funds and participating in the Step Up Walk. Here's a bit of their story:

"Almost 3 years ago now, when my son Samuel was born, we discovered he had Down syndrome. My husband and I were living overseas at the time and knew that we’d need to eventually bring Samuel back to the States to get the care and support he needed as he grew up. We applied for jobs all over the country, looking specifically for a place with a community that could help support us as new parents to a child with Down syndrome, and a community that would embrace Samuel and help him reach his full potential. Memphis came up on our radar, and as soon as we talked with the leadership at the Down Syndrome Association, we knew this was the right place.

We’ve been in Memphis a little over a year, and I can’t even tell you how much this Association has meant to us. They have provided education for us about how to effectively parent Samuel, how to find the best schools and resources for him, and how to prepare for our future. They have given us hope that he can and will grow up to have a meaningful life, especially from meeting so many incredible adults with Down syndrome. But most importantly this has been a community of people who are walking this journey with us, through all the ups and downs, and they’ve become our family here. We love the Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and are so thankful that EMAC is choosing to partner with them this month! Thanks for your support!!”

There's a few ways you can get involved!

1. If you refer a friend to EMAC, we’ll donate $10.00 to DSAM for every new member that joins in October.

2. For this month of October, every time you check in at EMAC on Facebook or Instagram, or leave a review of our business, we’ll donate $1 to DSAM.

Use #emac4dsam on your posts and share that you’re checking in for Down Syndrome!

3. Every time you attend a BodyStep class in October we’ll donate another $1 to DSAM (get it?! BodySTEP and STEP up for Down Syndrome!)

4. Finally, register for the Step Up Event as part of our East Memphis Athletic Club team! Come enjoy a day of fun for the whole family while supporting a great cause! Sunday October 21 from 12-4pm at Christian Brother's University- Look for our EMAC tent so we can all hang out together!

Of course, feel free to donate on your own to DSAM through our EMAC Team, but we'd love to partner with you to give back AND spread the word of our AWESOME health club!

 

 

Team Goal
Goal
$500

Raised
$620
Team Registrants
Megan Libassi
Tri Tran
Brian Rooney
Samuel Libassi
Erin Tran
Collin Libassi
Carrie West
Susan Sutton
Carrie Bernard
Lillian Tran
Team Donors
Andrew Adams
Sharon Kauerz
Nate Kellum
Natalie and Brian
The Trans
Lissa & Jeff
Janet Gerber
Win and Mary Sue Hunt
Rebecca and Dany
Susan Sutton
Anonymous
Steve and Jana
My Donors
Andrew Adams
Sharon Kauerz
Nate Kellum
Natalie and Brian
The Trans
Lissa & Jeff
Janet Gerber
Win and Mary Sue Hunt
Rebecca and Dany
Susan Sutton
Anonymous
Steve and Jana
My Registrants
Megan Libassi
Tri Tran
Brian Rooney
Samuel Libassi
Erin Tran
Collin Libassi
Carrie West
Susan Sutton
Carrie Bernard
Lillian Tran