Celebrate Virginia Down Syndrome Association’s 40th Anniversary at our Spring Gala!
The 1st annual Dancing with the Local Stars Gala will be both a fundraising event for VDSA as well as an opportunity to celebrate our 40th anniversary. We are partnering with specialty dancers from Miracles in Motion, a non-profit dance group that provides specialized dance instruction to individuals with disabilities of all ages. These dancers, 4 of whom have Down syndrome, will be paired with local celebrities to perform a choreographed dance as a pair.
Join us for cocktail hour, dinner in the ballroom and amazing entertainment from our dancing couples.
We see this fundraising event as an opportunity to truly celebrate the success and abilities of individuals with Down syndrome–many abilities that truly couldn’t be imagined just 40 years ago when our organization was founded and the life expectancy for individuals with Ds was only 25 years of age. Today, thanks to the help of many supports and organizations like ours, the life expectancy is now over 60! Individuals with Down syndrome bring so much to our community through their joy and their talents!