Support Bike 21 for the Down Syndrome Pregnancy Fund

Bike 21 for the Down Syndrome Pregnancy Fund

Bike 21, a bike ride to benefit Down Syndrome

The Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute (HDI) is Kentucky's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. We work on improving lifelong opportunities and services for individuals with disabilities, their families, and the community. The Down Syndrome Pregnancy program at the University of Kentucky offers a lifeline of support to new and expectant parents preparing for the birth of a baby with Down Syndrome or welcoming a newborn.

This year, Bike 21, a bike ride to benefit Down Syndrome, will raise support for the Down Syndrome Pregnancy Gift Fund at the University of Kentucky. Bike 21 is captained by HDI's Stephanie Meredith, who was just 23 when she and her husband, Justin, learned their son, Andy, was born with Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21). They were overwhelmed and anxious before the parent support worker walked into their hospital room to show them a photo of her own son with Down Syndrome on a bike and to offer more information. This was the moment when they realized that life with Down Syndrome could be remarkably ordinary and even fun.

HDI's Down Syndrome Pregnancy program offers that same kind of vision to tens of thousands of new and expectant parents nationwide each year. Thanks to the services and supports currently available to people with disabilities, Andy is now a 17-year-old mountain biker who is finishing up his Eagle Scout award.

Please show your support for the Bike 21 team by making a gift to Down Syndrome Pregnancy Gift Fund today!

The Bike 21 team wants to celebrate the completion of his 21st and final merit badge in cycling with a group bike ride and a fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Pregnancy Gift Fund. The funds raised will be used to send materials to medical students nationwide. Our goal is to raise $5,000 for the Down Syndrome Pregnancy Fund at the University of Kentucky.

Over the past 5 years, the Down Syndrome Pregnancy Program at the University of Kentucky has supported new and expectant parents by doing the following:

  • Supporting over 275,000 families online with our web articles and free online books.
  • Regularly updating our books "Diagnosis to Delivery: A Pregnant Mother's Guide to Down Syndrome" and "Welcoming a Newborn with Down Syndrome" and providing Spanish translations.
  • Creating materials for families who experience loss, "Coping with Loss: Down Syndrome" and developing materials for family members, "Your Loved One Is Having a Baby with Down Syndrome."

Support new parents and their families. Make a gift to the Down Syndrome Pregnancy Gift Fund!

$2,621 Raised
52% towards $5,000 Goal

Supported by 48 Donations:

  • Joanna B.
    I Gave $21
    Bohannans
  • Jennifer J.
    Great job, Andy!
  • Sheila W.
    Way to go Andy!
  • Staci  B.
    Andy, you are an inspiration! Congrats on meeting your goal!
  • Pankaj R.
    I Gave $21
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    Way to go Andy!
  • Emily  K.
    I Gave $100
    Hooray for Andy, a true inspiration!! We are so proud of all you and your family have accomplished! Love from Emily and Jason Kingsley
  • Brandy S.
    I Gave $21
    Proud of you, Batman Andy!!! Love, The Snows
  • Jonathan E.
    I Gave $100
    With much love. The Ensign Family
  • Jackie Ling W.
    I Gave $50
    May the force be with you!
  • Victoria M.
    I Gave $50
    Good luck Andy! You've got one great Mom and family behind you!
  • Linzee C.
    I Gave $210
    In honor of Batman Andy!
  • Kyla C.
    I Gave $21
  • April C.
    I Gave $21
  • Lisa S.
    I Gave $21
    Go for it Andy!
  • Amy K.
    I Gave $21
  • Chris H.
    I Gave $50
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $21
  • Traci B.
    I Gave $50
    Good luck Andy!
  • Kelly M.
    I Gave $50
    Go Andy!!!
  • Lisa L.
    I Gave $21
    Go Andy!
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    All the best to you, Andy!
  • Jenny Stimson B.
    Way to go, Batman!
  • Gina S.
    I Gave $21
    Good luck Andy!
  • Amanda W.
    I Gave $21
  • Jeff H.
    I Gave $50
  • Blythe C.
    Go, Andy!
  • Patricia S.
    I Gave $21
    When in doubt petal it out! Go Andy!
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $500
    Congratulations Andy! You continue to amaze us and remind us that Down syndrome is not a limitation, just a diagnosis.
  • Annie  A.
    I Gave $50
    Go Andy!