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Family and Friends,
Can you believe it's been a whole year already!
This year, Team Movin’ with Max will be participating in the 2nd Annual Fox Cities Down Syndrome Awareness Walk at Riverside Park in Neenah, WI. It will take place on Saturday, October 1st 2011.
The first goal for the 2nd Annual Down Syndrome Awareness Walk is to raise awareness. I want everyone one in this community to know that Max in so many ways is no different than any other two and a half year old his age... you may have noticed Max's Team name has changed from Movin' for Max to Movin' with Max, he no longer needs his team to walk for him it's now about walking with him. Having walking under his belt for a year he is now a very fast runner and I'm sure at the walk he will be running circles around everyone! He can climb like a monkey and swing on a big swing all by himself. Max is just like any other little brother to Lilly (he knows how to push her buttons!) most of the time they are the best of friends. He has been a great teacher to his little brother Grey, he will point to animals in a book and show Grey the signs and sounds for them. Max loves to sing and dance and I can honestly say he has some serious rhythm. Elmo and Sesame Street is his new favorite thing on TV. Oh, and this summer we found out he really enjoys swimming. He is a fun and mischievous little boy:)
The second goal is to raise donations. Whether you decide to walk with us in Neenah and/or make a donation to support Down syndrome awareness, you will be making a difference for Team Movin’ with Max and the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin – Fox Cities.
Your donations will be making an immediate impact on the lives of families in our area who receive a diagnosis of Down syndrome. Your pledges will go directly to DSAW-Fox Cities, a local volunteer-run organization that provides information, resources and opportunities for families of individuals with Down syndrome. DSAW-Fox Cities understands the value of those with Down syndrome in our lives and our communities. Our family is an active member of this group and we are greatly benefiting from their support.
Last year team Movin' for Max had 70 team members and won the largest team award!!! We also raised over 2,500 dollars! This blows me away every time I think about it. We want to thank you all again for your support, and we are looking forward to seeing those of you that were able to make it last year and those of you that might be new to Team Movin' with Max.
The Pingel Family
*To join Team Movin’ with Max at the top of the page under the % to the goal you can select Team, then on the right side of the page there is a blue button that says get started. It will then help you through the steps to register, make a note that something new this year is you can preorder a lunch meal for $2 instead of getting in a line to purchase at the walk! Please join and walk with us on Oct. 1st.
*Registration & Check-in starts at 10:30 am, 10:30-12:30 Lunch & Pre-walk Activities Food, DJ, Petting Zoo, Saving Paws Animals, Craft Station by The Learning Shop, Bounce House and Giant Slide by Wild Air, Raffles, Resource Tent, Clowns, Face Painting, Magician and much more! 12:30 pm Pre-walk Rally & Awards Ceremony Led by Chelly Boutott from Channel 5. 1:00 pm Walk Begins, Signing Time Performance to follow Walk and enjoy popcorn and cotton candy!
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!