Thursday, September 9, 2010

Buddy Walk-ing This Saturday!

We had a great time last fall at the Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee Buddy Walk and can't wait to participate again this year. The event is Saturday, September 11th at Southwood, and no pre-registration is required - just show up! In addition to the walk there are lots of kid friendly activities and food. It's $15 to register the day of the event and you'll get a t-shirt (if they have any left.... first come, first served).

Here are some of our photos from last year:

Waiting for the walk to start, we sat on a park bench and shared a (free) bagel by this great fountain.
Opening ceremony kicking off the walk, and then a group of personal trainers helped the whole crowd stretch before we started the 1-mile walk. T and Abby raced the whole way!
After the walk, the kids took turns trying to "dunk the doctor" at the dunking booth. This is T's' friend Abigail.
T was thrilled when he "dunked the doctor"!!
More information about the event from the DSAT website:

The Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee (DSAT) will host our community’s 5th Annual Buddy Walk on Saturday, September 11 in SouthWood Town Center. The Walk, which is a celebration of people with Down syndrome, promotes the acceptance and inclusion of all people with Down syndrome. The event also raises money to increase awareness and education for local families, caregivers, medical and educational professionals in the big bend area.
The money raised will allow DSAT to provide immediate information and assistance to new families, offer assistance to families during times of crisis, expand our lending library, fund educational scholarships and conference registrations and host interactive events for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Funds are raised through corporate sponsorships, individual and team walkers, and through public or private donations.
For more information about the Walk or how to get involved contact the Buddy Walk Chairperson at (850) 545.8552 or 

To pre-register, visit 
Downloadable Form: Registration Form
To make a donation, visit or by mail a check to DSAT at 2910 Kerry Forest Parkway, D4-212 Tallahassee, FL 32309

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