This coming weekend, our family -- along with about a thousand others, will join in downtown Knoxville for the annual Buddy Walk benefiting the Down Syndrome Awareness Group (DSAG) and the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS).
This year -- hard to believe -- marks the tenth (10th) year that we have walked in honor of Caroline. The first year -- 2004 -- a team walked while we waited through her recuperation from Open Heart surgery at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. It's funny -- in some ways, it feels like a hundred years ago -- and yet, it feels like it was just yesterday.
We are walking again this year -- and would love your support. Since it's Caroline's tenth Buddy Walk, would you consider a gift of $10 to support her in the walk? Of course, we'd be thrilled for gifts more than $10. (What parent wouldn't say that!?!)
Sponsoring Caroline at Buddy Walk helps this organization that we have gratefully been a part of for the past 10 years. Your dollars also help fund research into medical treatments and overall life improvements for the Down syndrome community.
A week and a half ago, Caroline attended her first overnight camp experience -- two nights away -- and we were able to receive scholarship money for her to attend. It's because of gifts to the Buddy Walk that Caroline and her friends with Down syndrome can receive monetary assistance to attend camp, take dance lessons, and experience many things that their typically developing peers do all the time.
Here's a link to Caroline's fundraising page. I'd like for you to visit the page -- even if you can't make a donation at this time.
Thank you for considering supporting Sweet Caroline this year.