What can Karen do for you?

Are you searching for a Keynote or special events speaker for your upcoming Conference & Fundraiser, Buddy Walk, Self-Advocate, Medical Professional, Educator and/or School & College event?

Karen Gaffney will lend her nationally acclaimed presentation skills to inform and inspire members of your organization and community. She is a well-loved and popular Advocate who’s swimming and professional accomplishments are inspiring Parents, Educators, Medical Professionals, Business Leaders, and other Advocates worldwide. Her talks to a variety of audiences have changed hearts and minds about what Down syndrome is all about today.

Karen Gaffney delivers professional quality presentations on a variety of topics including the Importance of Friendships, Inspirational Talks about Overcoming Obstacles, Athletics and her long-distance swims, and Educational Inclusion. She is also a tireless advocate for Employment for people with intellectual disabilities. As she stands up for Life, for ALL Lives, Karen delivers a strong and personal message that Down syndrome is a “Life worth Living”, and more importantly, Down syndrome is a “Life Worth Saving”.

Karen will also develop, present and facilitate workshops for students and adults with intellectual disabilities, such as: Leadership & Self-Advocacy Skills; Get Moving, Physical Fitness Programs, Building a Healthy Lifestyle, Employment Readiness and Job Seeking Skills. These are just some examples of topics that Karen can present at your next event, or we can tailor-make a presentation that assists your organization in accomplishing its inspirational, fund-
raising and/or educational goals!

We would love to work with you to create the perfect and memorable presentation or workshop for your upcoming special event that your members and sponsors will be talking about for years to come!

Planning for your next Special Event?

Please Contact Us at your earliest convenience for information on available speaking dates,
honorarium rates and arrangement details. Speaking engagements are only booked through the
Karen Gaffney Foundation. There is no third party who is authorized to book Karen Gaffney for
an engagement, despite what you may see on various internet booking sites.