In case I missed you on our email list...or you didn't check Facebook...here it is again :) Please help us rally to support Chase in the Buddy Walk coming up soon:
I'm sure you were ALL recently sitting around wondering what you should do on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9th...Well, folks, get your calendars out and put a big circle around that date so that you will be able to walk with our team, Chaser's Racers, for the 2010 Annual
Down Syndrome Association of Charlotte's
This is the 4th year that we will be walking at Freedom Park in order to raise awareness and support for people with Down syndrome. The money that we raise goes toward our national foundation, the NDSS, and the local foundation, DSAC. Money for our local association will help pay for children with Down syndrome to attend one-of-a-kind camps during the summer, for special events for families of children with Ds, for new parent contacts and handbooks, and for education of medical professionals regarding prenatal diagnosis.
You have all been around for all or some part of our journey, and you probably already know how much we love the Down Syndrome Association of Charlotte. This network of families has been invaluable to us as we have journeyed through life with Down syndrome. Bryan and I both give our time to the DSAC regularly, and I couldn't think of a better organization to support.
Please, please, please walk with us at the Buddy Walk- and the more, the merrier- bring your family and friends with you! We'd love to have a HUGE showing for our team, Chaser's Racers. We are going full out this year- team shirts sponsored by alwayshappylife.com, balloons, a team tent, and homemade goodies for team members :) This is very much a family friendly event, with music, entertainment, bounce houses, face painting, arts and crafts, and more. Lunch and an official Buddy Walk t-shirt is even included with your $10 registration fee! Who could ask for more?!
To get started, you can join our team or donate by clicking this link:
And NEW THIS YEAR...our official side-fundraiser...you can go to www.alwayshappylife.comand order one of their super cute t-shirts (check out the baby onesies- totally adorable- Gavin loves his). Proceeds from Happy Life t-shirts during the month of September go to Chaser's Racers!!
Please let me know if you have any questions. Please let me know if you plan on attending by September 18th so that we have enough time to get Chaser's Racers team shirts printed up for everyone. We look forward to walking with you!!!
-Laurie (and Bryan, Ian, Chase, and Gavin)
PS- If you got this email in error and have NO IDEA who I am or who Chase is...well, you probably accidentally got stuck in my gmail from craigslist or something. Even so, you should join our team :) You will LOVE us!