Landon is 18 months old and is a true joy to all those who know him. There hasn't been one person yet that hasn't fallen in love with his sweet and silly disposition, that finds immense joy from his beautiful smile and goofy faces and tremendous pride in all of his accomplishments. Want to see what life is like for Landon? Please visit our blog http://thecarpentersx4chronicles.blogspot.com/.
Dustin and I are indescribably grateful for the support, encouragement, education and source of resources that the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond (DSAGR) has been during these past 18 months as we journeyed into the Land(on) of the unknown to find it was actually the Land(on) of tremendous possAbilities.
The DSAGR hosts an educational meeting once a month to give families an opportunity to learn information to enhance the lives of their loved one, provides avenues for families to connect and share experiences, offers additional educational and social opportunities and grants those with Down syndrome the opportunity to participate in enrichment programs they otherwise may not be able to do. The DSAGR also provides a comprehensive packet of information for new parents as well as a support system for new parents, or parents new to the area.
We want each family in the future to have available to them what was available to us, and more. With your help, we can help the DSAGR show that folks with Down syndrome are valuable contributing members of society, revered by those who know them.
We hope you will walk with us in honor of Landon at the DSAGR's 3rd Annual Buddy Walk!
The Buddy Walk was established by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to promote acceptance, awareness and inclusion of people with Down syndrome (DS) and to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October. It has evolved into the single largest awareness vehicle for DS worldwide. Approximately 250,000 people participated in over 275 walks in 2008!
Join us for a family-friendly, fun-filled day at the Richmond Raceway Complex (Shine: Racetrack; Rain: Old Dominion Building) on Saturday, October 10, 2009 (11AM-3PM), to include:
- Live music & entertainment
- Children's activities
- Vendor & Sponsor Displays
- Down syndrome advocacy organizations
- RIR pace car rides
- 3/4 mile walk around the racetrack!
How can you support our Buddy Walk?
Your financial support funds our FREE event & DSAGR's efforts to improve the quality of life of individuals with DS.