UP Festival


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The UP Festival is ROCK FOR CHOP’s major fundraising* and awareness building event.

Guests experience first hand the power that individuals with Down syndrome have to lift you UP! It will always be a family friendly event featuring great bands, a DJ, children’s games & amusement, food and drink, dancing, silent auction and raffle prizes and an UPlifting sensation!

Come and surround yourself with the joy and positivity emitted by an individual with Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome). If you have never encountered someone with Down syndrome or are admittedly embarrassed to interact with them, that’s OK! The goal of the UP Festival is to break through those awkward moments and show how similar we all are. It is important that even if you do not know anyone with Down syndrome that you still come and experience this event.

Behind the name: At a symposium covering Down syndrome the question was raised, “Why do they call it Down syndrome? People with Down syndrome are always up. They are always smiling, always have a positive outlook on life and always lifting up others’ spirits.” Down syndrome was discovered by Dr. John Langdon Down, so the errrrr, disorder is named after the man who discovered it. Fortunately, The UP Festival is ROCK FOR CHOP’s way of showing the world that individuals with Down syndrome are anything but down.

Please help support ROCK FOR CHOP by making a charitable donation. Proceeds go to the Trisomy 21 program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This program ensures families have the support they need in caring for and raising the special individuals with Trisomy 21.

Secure donations can be made through PayPal.

*All proceeds benefit the Trisomy 21 Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


7 comments on “UP Festival

  1. patricia murillo
    April 28, 2015 at 3:18 pm #

    I would like the information about the event.

  2. ROCK for CHOP
    April 28, 2015 at 2:13 pm #

    Hi Patricia, You can register for the Up Festival online by visiting: http://rockforchop.ticketleap.com/up-festival-5/. The purchase process is really easy. Let us know if you have any other questions. We look forward to seeing you at the event and thank you for your support. You Rock!

  3. patricia murillo
    April 28, 2015 at 11:24 am #

    I would like to register to the event this may 30 th my cell phone is 2675821540

  4. Northern Rednecks
    April 15, 2014 at 3:47 pm #

    Getting Stoked for this year’s Event!

  5. Annette
    June 10, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    Great time and proud to support such a great cause! Thanks to all the people who worked to put this benefit on!

  6. Great Time for a wonderful cause!!

  7. Alesa
    June 9, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

    It was a great day… well worth the trip from York 🙂

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