Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Star Struck!

I can't wait to share pictures from the 1st Annual Fox Cities Down Syndrome Awareness Walk!

The 1st Annual Fox Cities Down Syndrome Awareness Walk was a huge success!

991 walkers, 65 volunteers and 18+ vendors were present at the event!

Just over $60,000 was raised for DSAW-Fox Cities!

It was emotional for me to watch families enjoying the day and the being able to connect with others. The day was a dream just two years ago and I can't believe that it came true just a couple of days ago. Two years ago, I dreamed of a way to bring our families and friends together to celebrate what we have in common and to share it with everyone we know. Down syndrome has changed my life in ways that I will forever be thankful for. I think we can all agree that it is now clear that this event was just what the area needed in order to provide us with momentum as we go into the future. Continuing to spread Down syndrome awareness will ensure that our loved ones with Down syndrome will enjoy full acceptance, full access, full life and full potential.

Rachel Coleman's Keynote Presentation the night before the walk was inspirational! I still can't believe I met her in real life!


RK said...

It sounds like it was a GREAT day! There were so many blog buddies there!! And everyone is raving about how wonderful a job you did planning the event. Congratulations on a successful walk!!! You rock! :o)

Amber said...

Nice going! It seems like all your hard work paid off!

arnesona said...

That is Awesome Mel!!!