Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Buddy Walk 2011

Buddy Walk 2011
Our family has joined together in an effort to support people with Down Syndrome every year for the last eight years.  There was a time in our lives that we never thought about those with DS but when one of our own was born with it we educated ourselves and began to take notice of this special population.
The Down Syndrome Association organization sponsors an annual event called Buddy Walk all over the nation to help local families and help with the local organizations as well as support research.

As many of our family members who can make the walk in the Texas heat will do the walk. (There are 21 in our immediate family, 19 were there plus aunts, uncles, friends and neighbors equaling 37 for our team this year, I think.)  Sometimes, we groan that the weather is too hot and we are not up to dealing with the heat but once we get our family together, joined in the effort we always have a good time.

This year was no different. 
Not only did we do the walk but the kids got to ride the train and do the bouncy castles.

It was fun.  Then we all met at Chester's for hamburgers.

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