TEAM GiGi's is a group of parents, family members, volunteers, and community members- from first-time 5k walkers to long time half marathoners and everyone in between- who will walk or run the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon or 5k on Sunday, October 16, 2022 as Charity Heroes, raising funds and awareness for GiGi's Playhouse Fox Valley.
Thank you for choosing GiGi's Playhouse Fox Valley as your charity partner. Each GiGi's Playhouse runner agrees to fundraise a minimum of $321 to help support the FREE educational, therapeutic and career development programs for GiGi's Playhouse Fox Valley.
Since 2016, Team GiGi's runners has had over 100+ parents, family, and friends how have participated as charity partners, raised more than $100,000 to support programs including 1:1 literacy and math tutoring, LMNOP, GiGiFIT and GiGi's Kitchen and more.
This year we are excited to announce that we are setting a goal of 25 charity runners and a fundraising goal of $50,000 to kick start our Believe in Our Build campaign. We are asking that each charity runner fundraise $321 per runner, a significant number as Down syndrome is a triplicate of the 21st chromosome!
Through free programs and our Generation G Campaign for global acceptance, we EMPOWER families by maximizing opportunities for daily achievement and lasting acceptance. To accomplish this, we must show the world what individuals with Down syndrome are truly capable of achieving as students, co-workers, volunteers, friends and valued members of their communities. Our program outcomes help advance this important goal.