Sunday, October 25, 2009

Step Up- September 27

After Piper was diagnosed with Down syndrome, we started exploring the community that we were then initiated into.  Finding resources online, keeping up with our favorite cuties on their blogs, and learning all we could kept us pretty busy until she came.  The community as a whole is HUGE-- I feel like we've still only scratched the surface!  

Every state has their own Down Syndrome Association (Mile High Down Syndrome Association here in Colorado).  They are responsible for outreach, education, and communication for families in the area.  And every year, each organization has their Step Up or Buddy Walk.  It serves as their largest fund raiser of the year, but it turns out to be a celebration of all things Ds.  This year, Colorado's had almost 3000 walkers, and they raised almost $250k.  Wow!  What a blast we had!  It was so fun to see friends and families come out in support of their little ones.  This year, we scoped out what it was all about.  Be prepared for next year-- we're planning a lot more for next year!

Here are some pictures of day-- we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day!


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