Saturday, August 25, 2012

2012 Spartanburg Buddy Walk

Its that time of year again….its BUDDY WALK TIME…
We strive to raise awareness that being different isn’t bad, its actually pretty AWESOME!!!! We want to show our support to all of our buddies rockin' that extra chromosome!
Avery is such a blessing and she totally rocks the extra chromosome that God has blessed her with! We would love for you (anyone and everyone) to come out and join us on our team, “Avery's Army” and come walk along with Avery and our other buddies on October 6th for the 2012 Spartanburg Buddy Walk! Registration and walking is free, but if you would like to donate you can do that through Avery’s first giving page that is up in the corner…Donating through the first giving website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support Avery’s fundraising efforts. OR once again if you are more comfortable just sending a check, you can do that also..checks made out to Family Connection of SC and mail them to me..
When: October 6th, 2012
Where: South Carolina School for the Deaf & Blind ~355 Cedar Springs Rd., Spartanburg, SC
Food and fun activities for the whole family.
You can check out my post from last year if you want to…where it is loaded with tons of pictures!!!
What is the Buddy Walk?
The Buddy Walk was established by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
The Buddy Walk program has grown from 17 walks nationwide to nearly 300 walks expected in 2012. In 2011, 285,000 individuals participated in a Buddy Walk! More than $11.2 million was raised nationwide to benefit local programs and services, as well as the national advocacy and public awareness initiatives of NDSS that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.
Today the Buddy Walk program is supported nationally by NDSS and organized at the local level by parent support groups, schools and other organizations and individuals.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Have fun!! With Avery's surgery coming up, will Avery be able to walk this year?