Saturday, October 2, 2010

Team Sophie

Our Buddy Walk is taking place this Sunday, October 3rd at Mark's university and all proceeds benefit the Trisomy 21 Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)! I am so excited to head to the football stadium for a day of family fun. If you are in the Philly area this weekend we would love to have you join Team Sophie.

Visit our fundraising page HERE

Want some really cool Team Sophie apparel? Visit our on-line store HERE

Other ways to support Sophie and all are friends with Down syndrome are to take the pledge to voluntarily remove the r-word (retard/retarded) from your every day language when used as an insult. Click HERE or visit

The Buddy Walk® was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. Today, the Buddy Walk program is supported nationally by NDSS and organized at the local level by parent support groups, schools and other organizations and individuals.

The Buddy Walk is a one-mile walk in which anyone can participate without special training. It is a wonderful, heart-warming event that celebrates the many abilities and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support, come and join a Buddy Walk in your local community!

1 comment:

Becca said...

Oh, I wish we could come!!! And I'll sing CHOP's praises over and over again for fixing Samantha's heart. :-)