"He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own."
-Henry Ward Beecher
Another trip around the sun, and another Buddy Walk season is upon us! We continue to watch Thomas with wonder and awe as he shares with us each day what he's learning. Lately, he's become a sponge for words--taking in all that we're saying and repeating back practically everything. (Watch out, Mom and Dad!!) Watching him discover his feelings, verbalize his needs, and grow his skills for basic independence has been so rewarding and gratifying.
He truly is one strong little boy who infects all of us with laughter and joy. One look, giggle or smile from him, and he'll carry your heart up so high, it almost doesn't seem possible.
We hope you'll help us honor him (and others like him) by supporting us or by joining us at this year's Buddy Walk on 9/7 down at Sawyer Point in Cincinnati! The pre-party starts at 9am, with a walk start at 10am, followed by free food and festivities for the whole family!
The Buddy Walk is the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati's signature fundraising and awareness event every year – where so many come together to celebrate the many lives of people with Down syndrome in our community. With over 15,000 participants, donors and volunteers who support the DSAGC through the Buddy Walk, know that you have an opportunity to play a important role in how the DSAGC works to support individuals with Down syndrome and their families throughout the year.
The funds raised through the Buddy Walk each year provides 50% of the resources needed to fulfill its mission to empower individuals, educate families, enhance communities and together, celebrate the extraordinary lives of people with Down syndrome.
Here's how you can help:
Celebrate with us! The Buddy Walk is on Saturday, September 7th at Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove. Click the JOIN OUR TEAM button above to register. It's free to join!
Can't make it to the Buddy Walk this year but would like to donate to our Team? It's easy, click the DONATE button above and make a donation safely and securely online OR you can mail in a check to the DSAGC at 4623 Wesley Avenue, Suite A, Cincinnati, OH 45212. Be sure to include our Team Name in the memo of the check (T-Train).
You can help us make a valuable difference in the community and support individuals with Down syndrome and their families!