I have never been big on fundraisers. When we HAD to raise money for the kids' soccer teams one year, I stayed in the car and hid while I sent my kids door to door.
But this one is different; The Buddy Walk happens in Tulsa (and all over the nation) every October. People with Down Sydrome large and small, young and old, and their friends and families, come from all over to walk and raise money for Down Syndrome support and awareness. It is certainly a sight to behold.
Did you know that 90% of babies who are diagnosed in utero with Down Syndrome.....are aborted????? And the number is expected to go up as new "advancements" are made to prenatally diagnose chromosomal abnormalities and other birth defects . How tragic.
Our family will be walking the Buddy Walk this October 19. I hope you will join me in getting the word out, that people with Down Syndrome have potential and have value.
I put a button on the right of my blog if you would like to donate through FirstGiving. If I can raise more than $50, I will get a drawstring "goody bag". And if I raise more than $100, I get a coffee mug. Over $250 will get me a stocking cap. I really want that stocking cap!!!!
Here we are last year, Ava was still laying in a crib in Ukraine when this photo was taken (See her picture pinned to our shirts?). This year she'll get to "walk" with us, in a stroller, that is. Maybe next year she will actually be walking it!! Wouldn't that be something?