Stand Up For Downs Squat Challenge 2018

Hoover, Alab – (February 7, 2018) – Down Syndrome and other special needs advocate Ashley DeRamus is encouraging all of her friends and fans to participate alongside her in a challenge to help raise awareness and funds for Down Syndrome.

The 2018 Stand Up For Downs Squat Challenge is designed to raise awareness for Down Syndrome and get people active in the meantime. Friends and fans can video their squats and tag a Facebook friend everyday for 21 days. You can send your video and donate $21 (or any amount) to The Ashley DeRamus Foundation to continue to spread awareness about Down Syndrome.

If you are participating in a video, copy and paste the following with your video everyday:

“I have accepted the Stand Up For Downs Squat Challenge 2018. I am doing 21 squats for 21 days to raise awareness for Down Syndrome and the need for everyone to stay physically active. Today I’m challenging you to join me. Video yourself doing squats, make them as easy or difficult as you want, be creative! Remember to copy and paste this entire paragraph everyday with your video. At the start of your challenge please go to and donate $21 (or any amount) to help The Ashley DeRamus Foundation continue to spread awareness for Down Syndrome. Proceeds also benefit The Bell Center For Early Intervention.”

You can also do the squat on your own or host a kickoff event at your gym, business, school, or church. If you have any questions or to schedule Ashley to join you at a kickoff event email Lora Morgan, Director of Development at

Ashley was recently featured on the WVNS television station in Bluefield, West Virginia as a part of the challenge. You can view it here:

If you would like to interview the Ashley contact AG Publicity at

You can learn more about Ashley DeRamus and the Ashley DeRamus Foundation and connect with her on social Media by going to the links below:

To contact Ashley for a special appearance at your event E-mail .


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