Thursday, October 2, 2008

Get It Down: 31 for 21

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and there is a small campaign (that is getting bigger by the day) that is encouraging bloggers in the Down syndrome community to post all 31 days of October in honor of Trisomy 21... hence 31 for 21. So, we'll do our best to make this happen!

We are gearing up for the Buddy Walk this Saturday and I've decided to make light blue tie dye t-shirts with the saying "Walking for Joaquin: Buddy Walk 2008" for all the kids walking with us. I've got horrible blisters on my fingers from all the rubber banding (this was my first attempt at tie dying) but they turned out adorable! There will be at least 26 children walking with our group. Team Baby Joaquin is currently ranked #2 in fundraising efforts!!

A gigantic THANK YOU to everyone who helped us meet and EXCEED our goal of $1000. It means the world to us and it will make a big difference in the lives of families blessed with a new baby with Down syndrome.


Cleo said...

Celebration time!!!. Wishing you have a great time on Joaquin's first Buddy Walk!!!, can't wait for the pictures. :)

sheree said...

wow! You guys are doing awesome in the funding AND recruting department. I actually thought you were #1. I'll have to go check out the ranks again!

Can't wait to see your shirts! :)