As you know, our son Tommy has Down Syndrome. He is a very happy little guy that has triumphed against all the special health care issues that have come his way. His imact within our family has been enormously positive. Tommy reminds us everyday of what is important in life! Lots of smiles, cuddles and a few tickles.
As some of you might know already, Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that affects one of every 800 live births. It is one of the leading clinical causes of intellectual disability in the world. Quality educational programs, along with a stimulating home environment and good medical care, enable individuals with Down syndrome to become contributing members of their families and communities. We are committed to raising awareness about Down syndrome as well as educating folks that a complete and happy life is possible for people with disabilities.
Many of you have asked during the past nine months about a way to help. Since we have been blessed with having all of Tommy’s needs met, we would LOVE to ask your help supporting the local Down Syndrome Outreach, thru the “Buddy Walk”. Down Syndrome Outreach is a nonprofit and very worthy of your support. We access many services and programs thru Down Syndrome Outreach.
The Buddy Walk promotes awareness and inclusion for people with Down Syndrome, as well as to raise money to support education, research and advocacy. Needless to say, it promotes a cause that is close to our hearts.
Please consider sponsoring Tommy for the Buddy Walk by making a donation. His team name is "Tommy's Tigers". Your donation will help him and many other individuals and families affected by Down syndrome. Email us at email@example.com if you would like more donation information mailed to you. $5 or $10 will help. For those that sponsor $25 you will receive a tax deductible receipt from the Down Syndrome Outreach.
Come walk with us! The local Buddy Walk will take place in Maritime Heritage Park on 10/6/07. We want you to walk with us. Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. with the walk kick-off at 12 noon. The Buddy Walk is about 1.25 miles long (strollers, wagons and dogs are permitted) and there will be activities planned for the kids (face painting, bubble fun, balloon typing and dancing), as well as Guest Speakers and other festivities.
Colin and Sandi McMillan