The Chamber is partnering with Natalie Marquez,
Founder, President and CEO of DSAG, The Down Syndrome Advocacy Group
to bring Gigi's Playhouse to the Balloon Fest.
Gigi's Playhouse chose the Balloon Fest to launch
their new national mobile program. Gigi's Playhouse is the only
worldwide network of Down Syndrome achievement centers that changes
lives through free-results driven programs for individuals of all
ages, their families and communities. In helping individuals with
Down Syndrome achieve their best of all, they also advance their
larger vision of global acceptance for people of all abilities.
The Down Syndrome Advocacy Group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization. It exists to serve individuals with special needs,
their families, and the community through resources, education, and
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The mission of DSAG is to promote the value and contributions
made by individuals with Down syndrome to our society, to advocate the
acceptance and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome, and to serve as an
educational and social resource for families and to those with Down syndrome.
"We are very excited to be able to announce this partnership between the
Chamber, DSAG and Gigi's Playhouse for the 2017 Balloon Fest. We look forward to
incorporating the launch of their mobile programming into the event and are
excited to have such a wonderful organization to work with to promote global
acceptance for people of all abilities. We are very appreciative of Natalie
Marquez's and the DSAG to bring this to our community. "
The 2017 Balloon Fest will be August 25 and August 26, 2017.
[Cathy Wilhite, Director/President
Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce]