The Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress is proud to be an official charity of the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program for the 2019 Boston Marathon for the eighth consecutive year!
Team MDSC's goal is to promote acceptance and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome and to raise critical funds for MDSC programs and services. MDSC's mission is to ensure individuals with Down syndrome are valued, included, and given the opportunities to pursue fulfilling lives by providing information, networking opportunities, and advocacy for people with Down sydnrome and their families, educators, health care professionals, and the community-at-large.
MDSC's theme this year is #ExtraordinaryStories! Our loved ones with Down syndrome, each of whom has an extra copy of chromosome 21, not only have stories to tell, they have Extraordinary Stories. Our stories resonate deeply, in part, because outside our community, the public often has little to no knowledge about what people with Down syndrome are capable of. Our families, friends, neighbors, school teachers, co-workers, doctors often don't know who we are, how far we've come and how far we still have to go! Our stories are truly extraordinary, and we can't wait to share them with the world!