Step Up for Down Syndrome 2018

Meet the core members of The Cricket Crew!
Meet the core members of The Cricket Crew!

The Cricket Crew

Hello, friends and family!  Welcome to The Cricket Crew Team Page!  It is an exciting time for our family as we form our first team of “steppers” in the biggest fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St Louis.  As Cricket’s mom I have the pleasure of being the Team Captain, and even though it is my first year I have high hopes that we can reach our goal with the help of many people like you.

There are some awesome efforts in the think-tank of the amazing DSAGSL organization which is where 100% of your money will go.  One special initiative which I would like to mention is the Employee Initiative; an effort to help train, match and support potential employees who are part of our precious Down syndrome population with potential employers from small local businesses to large corporations.  I am on the Employee Initiative committee working hard to help make the future brighter for these special angels while simultaneously benefiting the employers by helping them create a diversified culture of acceptance, compassion and human kindness.  For more information about the Employee Initiative and other programs and services we offer, please visit our website at  If you want to send ideas or get more involved, please contact Erin Suelmann, the executive director...or me!  It’s going to be an amazing thing.

Please be generous and donate to THE CRICKET CREW and help us reach our goal!

To make your tax deductible donation online, go to the following link:


Or if you Prefer to mail a check, send it to 

Captain Michelle Abounader
6926 Waterman Ave
St. Louis, MO63130-4332

payable to Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis

Whatever you can give will help.  Any little bit counts! Will you help us reach our goal?

Michelle Abounader

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The mission of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis is to benefit the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families through individual and family support, education, public awareness and advocacy. For more information about us, please visit or call our office at (314) 961-2504. Thank you!

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