Buddy Walk 2010
The 3nd annual Treasure Coast Down Syndrome Awareness Group Buddy Walk was truly a success!!
More that 300 people registered and participated in the walk. The community, friends and family support was amazing. So far we’ve raised $5,700 on line, $3,900 at Registration and $1500 at the raffle table.
Great Job everyone. Several families said they were just getting started with their fund raising, so the donation website will remain open for another month or so and donations can also be sent to TCDSAG, PO Box 326, Hobe Sound, FL 33475.
To reach our goal of clearing $10,000 we need to raise about $3,000 more to cover expenses. I know we can do it. Our local parent support group will benefit from the funding with support for educational workshop expenses, speakers, Christmas Party and Summer Picnic. We will continue distributing brochures to the hospitals, OBGYNS and Pediatricians and “New Parent Packets” to families.
We also use this funding for our website and communication. A 7% portion of the proceeds will go to the National Down Syndrome Society who established the Buddy Walk in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October.
The Buddy Walk promotes acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The Buddy Walk has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to more than 275 in 2010 across the country and around the world. More than $ 7 million has been raised to benefit national education, research and advocacy efforts as well as local programs.
Guest Speakers Thank You, Our speakers did a wonderful job. Thanks Carl Eilenberg for being a wonderful Master of Ceremony and Aaron Coleman, Patricia Moody and Faith Beurrier for showing the community how wonderful you are. . Thank you for your support!
I want to take a moment to mention our sponsors, donors and volunteers.
We are so proud to have had such a successful walk and want to give many thanks to the following for their generous support:
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC Club) – Southfork High School
Boy Scout Troop 825
Girl Scout Troop 30420, Troop 308613 and Brownie Troop 30301
Lauri Frost, Bonnie Corson, Edward Barnard, Beth Long, Rosa Appler, Kathy Landvay, Alicia Frost, Rachel, Neild, Kristina Appler, Kassie Landvay, Karly Landvay for all the hard work pre-planning, organizing and running the raffle table and silent auction
Jennifer Jackson and her family for working registration
Lee and Gene Bicz, my lovely neighbors, for working so hard with registration and cooking.
Ed Kirshner and Randi Greenberg and family for all the work in pre-planning, organizing and managing the food.
Matt of Hobe Sound
Jeff Hughes from Indian River Side Park
Our walk is growing larger every year and with an increase in size, comes an increase in cost to put the Walk on. Below are sponsors that contributed to the 2010 Treasure Coast Down Syndrome Awareness Group Buddy Walk. Their support is greatly appreciated! There were some cash donations and I may have missed some names. Please know how much your contributions are appreciated.
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2010 Buddy Walk Donors - Thank you for your support!