We are so excited to participate in our first mile long Buddy Walk on Saturday, October 4th at Southside Park in Sacramento. We plan on walking it together as a group of friends and family and we've started a team called "Baby Joaquin"...walking for Joaquin.
Buddy Walks will be held all over the country to increase awareness, raise funds for local programs and improve acceptance of people with Down syndrome. The Down Syndrome Information Alliance here in Sacramento is hoping to raise $50,000 this year and the money will support programs that will improve the lives of people with DS. Team Baby Joaquin has a modest goal of $500- we figured $100 for each family member in the Sanchez clan. Thank you so much to our friends and family who have already donated in honor of our sweet baby J.
Chris Burke and his band will be performing at the park after the walk. Do you remember "Corky" from the 80's sitcom "Life Goes On"? It should be a lot of fun to see him entertain the crowd!
If you want to join our team and walk with Joaquin or are interested in making a donation to our team, please check out our team website: