The Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress strives to ensure all individuals with Down syndrome are valued, included, and given opportunities to lead meaningful lives in the community by providing information, networking opportunities, and advocacy for people with Down syndrome and their families, educators, health care professionals, and the community-at-large.
Since 2012, the MDSC has been an official charity of the John Hancock™ Non-Profit Marathon Program. We are proud to return as an official charity for the renowned 2020 Boston Marathon™ and are grateful for the charity bibs we received from the John Hancock™ Non-Profit Marathon Program for the 123rd Boston Marathon.
Each year, Team MDSC raises significant awareness and funds that directly support our programs and services, such as Parents First Call, AIM: Teen and Young Adult Program, the Self-Advocate Advisory Council, Educational Resources, Your Next Star Employment Campaign, and our local and national advocacy efforts to improve the lives of all individuals with Down syndrome.
Our runners are passionate, self-less, and dedicated individuals who want to raise awareness and funds for the MDSC so we can improve the lives of people with Down syndrome.