St. Clair County Down Syndrome Support Group Buddy Walk 09
Posted Oct 19 2009 10:07pm
was on Saturday October 17, 2009. We had a wonderful time considering that it was very chilly outside. We walked with temperatures in the low 40's. We had a ton of support this year for our very first walk. We had about 19 people walk with us and our team "Team Fishy Cracker" raised about $905.00 and we won "Grand Marshall" for the day ~ which means we got to lead the walk and we will be pictured on next years brochure and we were in in the local paper. http://www.thetimesherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009910170334 We did let Jonathon walk for a little bit, but this is not the picture the paper used. I did email the The Times Herald and let them know how disappointed we were that Jonathon is not in the picture. I was very upset and cried when we bought the paper yesterday. I really feel that the whole day was for awareness and the paper messed up when they didn't even picture the child in our family that actually has Down Syndrome. but onto better things. After the walk they had a raffle. The raffle consisted of A razor bike, gift cards, Christmas ornament(Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk 2009)(this was my donation), gift cards, a necklace and mp3 players. Well I gave family members my tickets because Jonathon had to use restroom and we got a phone call before we were finished that JONATHON won the bike. How awesome. I couldn't believe it. But after we got it home and were able to look at it and discuss it, we will be taking it back to get something Jonathon can use. The bike is for 5yrs and up and is for the city. We live in the country on a dirt road on 6 acres. It would never get used. So we will get something in its place. Also there was hot dogs, chips and pop for a small purchase. Over all a great day considering it was so cold out and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and cannot wait for next year. We are already planning! We have to beat our goal of $905.00 and win Grand Marshall again. Thank you to all our family and friends for donating, getting donations and walking with us for Jonathon. We love you very much! Awesome Job!!