Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Buddy walk

Our local Buddy Walk will be October 15th.. i finally signed up for it..the papers have been sitting on my desks for a couple of weeks now...We have not did it the last two years bc the one of the years i was pregnant with the twins and i was stuck on the couch per dr orders.. and this last year the twins were still to little and Jared was gone to a wedding and i wasnt about to take them out by myself!!!:)) So  I am very excited about this year..if you remember from two years ago Avery came in second for raising the most money..Wooohoo!! 
This year will be family Connection of SC 4th year hosting the Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome Awareness in Spartanburg. Over the last 16 yrs the Buddy walk has grown from 17 walks to nearly 300 expected in 2011 across the country and around the world. Last year alone, 285,000 people participated in a Buddy Walk!!!  They raised more then 11.2 million to benefit local programs and serices as well as the national advocacy initiatives that benefit all individuals with Down Syndrome.  Families statewide will benefit from the funds raised through support and awareness programs initiated by Family Connection of SC. Family Connection is a great organization whose mission is to strengthen families who have children with disabilities, special needs, and chronic illnesses through a network of parent-to-parent support. (They have set us many times to help us talk to parents that have or are going through the same thing)
The Buddy walk is a one mile walk so anyone can participate. It is a wonderful, heart-warming event that celebrates the many abilities and accomplishments of people with Down Syndrome.
To donate click on the little widget on the top of my sidebar and it will take you directly to my fundraising page that is simple, fast and totally secure. But if you are not comfortable with that you can send me a check to..payable to-Family Connection of South Carolina, Inc
Many thanks for your support!

1 comment:

Jenna said...

My name is Jenna and I came across your site. Your daughter's are beautiful, precious and special. i was born with a rare life threatening disease, and developmental delays. I love it when people sign my guestbook.