MLive: East Grand Rapids jockeys for Down syndrome awareness

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, MI – East Grand Rapids Middle School students packed their gym to cheer teachers-turned-jockeys. Teachers Kevin Vance, Becky Martin and Holly Lampen, attached stick horses to scooters and raced twice around a track, Thursday, March 28. “We were trying to think of something that would really entice students,” said Jill Fouch, a […]

Rapid Growth: Horsing around for great opportunities with a Downtown Derby

The Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan (DSAWM) is a resource and advocacy organization promoting public awareness and supporting lifelong opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition, occurring in one in every 691 babies born each year. This very energetic organization will once again […]