Sunday, October 27, 2013

Buddy Walk!

The North Texas Buddy Walk was a super duper, fantastic, inspiring event celebrating individuals with Down syndrome and working to promote awareness, acceptance, and inclusion for them.  This event always makes me so happy as we had friends and family support our little Brianne by joining us for the walk, and by making generous donations that benefit the Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas.  A huge THANK YOU to Brianne's Fans!!!  The little lady is busy working on thank-you pictures/paintings and you will eventually receive those....someday.....stay tuned!

We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day....maybe a little brisk in the morning, but it warmed up and was a perfect day!  Games galore for the little ones, bounce houses, fire trucks, a stroll that included poster pictures of loved ones with Down syndrome and fact posters so people could learn more about DS, food, music, friends, and FUN. 

Brianne and Bryce loved the Monkey!

Stickers for Brianne's Fans!

Brianne's Poster!!!  Everyone that raises at least $750 earns a poster!  THANK YOU to all of our donors and walkers!!!

Brianne's Fans!

Mom - I could totally do this...but whatever - scoop me up and take me to the 'baby' bounce house

Wal-Mart Buddy Walk Softball Tournament

Wal-Mart graciously hosted a softball tournament and managed to raise $81,450 for the Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas!  So impressed by their generosity and kindness!! 

Brianne throwing out the first pitch at one of the games!

They sat here intently watching the game - so stinkin' cute!

Love that the Buddy Walk posters and fact signs are utilized at various events!  Great way to spread awareness and info about DS - and share our super cute loved ones with the world!

Cutest lil' cowboy EVER!

A huge thank you also to Termite King for being a Buddy Walk Sponsor - you rock - and thrilled to have you as one of Brianne's Fans!

Another huge thank you to my wonderful friend Kristen for flying into town to join me at the Buddy Walk and be a tremendous help with the little ones while Mark was out of town celebrating his dad's 60th birthday!  Happy Birthday Craig - sorry I missed the festivities!

It's such a treat to see the outpouring of love and support for Brianne and other individuals with Down syndrome.  Sending hugs to all of Brianne's Fans!!!!

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