Thirty-six cities. Two Countries. One voice. This weekend, an event like none other will be happening here in the Quad Cities.

Gigi’s Playhouse’s annual I Have a Voice! Gala is happening this Saturday Mar 10 at the QC Waterfront Convention Center (2021 State Street Bettendorf) at 5:30 p.m.

This event is a celebration for families, donors and other community members. It is an opportunity to celebrate achievements and continue to change the way people view Down syndrome. The evening will feature entertainment, cocktail hour, sit-down dinner, silent and live auctions, raffles and more!

You can be a hero in the lives of children and adults with Down syndrome by attending or becoming a sponsor. For ticket prices, sponsor information and for more details on this event, check out the Gigi’s Playhouse website at

By breaking down barriers and changing the way the world accepts individuals with Down Syndrome you can help provide love, acceptance and hope for everyone.

Tess Abney is a writer and artist from the Quad-Cities who enjoys writing on a variety of topics for