GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge Run, Walk, and Dash for Down Syndrome!

Join GiGi's Playhouse NOLA Saturday, May 14 for a run, crawfish boil, live music, and family fun!

By Lauren Ungar, Assistant Publisher April 28, 2022

Join GiGi’s Playhouse New Orleans for the national GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge Run/Walk and Dash for Down syndrome on Saturday, May 14th for an amazing walk, run, and dash for global acceptance for all! 

After MOVING for acceptance, GiGi's Playhouse New Orleans invites you to enjoy lawn games, boiled crawfish and sides prepared by our friends at the Carrollton Rotary live music! For this event, GiGi's Playhouse New Orleans is working alongside their network of 60+ playhouses across the United States and Mexico to make this a true national effort!

Sponsorships are available! Click here to become a sponsor for this event.

Faubourg Brewing Company Beer Garden (Tap Room will be open!)
3501 Jourdan Rd, New Orleans

Saturday, May 14, 2022

9:00am Registration and Check-In
10:00am Activities Begin
11:00am Crawfish
12:00pm Live Music

$20 Adults (age 13+)
$10 Kids (12 and under)
FREE for Individuals with Down Syndrome

"We live in a world that is often separated based on differences," says Sandy Juarez Board President of GiGi's Playhouse New Orleans and mom to pre-teenager Ella, who has Down syndrome. "The time is now for people to come together regardless of their race, gender, diagnosis, sexual orientation, or religion. We need universal acceptance for all people, which is why the people of the Down syndrome community challenge you to move for acceptance. Let’s showcase that every person should be accepted for who they are!"


GiGi’s Playhouse is the only international network of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers providing free life-changing therapeutic and educational programs for all ages. GiGi’s Playhouse started in 2003 when GiGi was only 1 year old. Today, there are 55 locations across the U.S. and Mexico and serve families in more than 80 different countries! With worldwide demand to open over 200 locations, GiGi’s Playhouse is on a mission to change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all. During the COVID-19 pandemic our virtual education platform, GiGi’s At Home, allowed us to continue our commitment to offering free programming to our families both LIVE and On Demand. Learn more at

GiGi's Playhouse is our local Down syndrome achievement center, located at 1023 Ridgewood Dr Suite 2 Metairie, LA 70001

Together, we know we can move the world in a more accepting direction! Visit the New Orleans GFAC registration page at