Monday, July 4, 2011

A Favor...

I know, I know...I have avoided the blog for far too long.  Don't worry, I have a super awesome excuse.  We took a month long family vacation, away from hospitals, central lines, vomiting, pain, and upside down lives.  It was amazing!!! (and now that we're home blog posts are sure to be coming soon :) )

So, here's the deal.  While we were gone the Buddy Walk was looming closer and I was too busy enjoying the lack of responsibility (as much as I can have) too spend time asking for donations.  So this is my call for support:

I'm not a big fan of asking people for money but the Down Syndrome Buddy Walk is one of the few things I believe in.  Donating to the Buddy Walk helps support people just like Averi and the families that love and care for them.  It supports the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio, which funds support groups like the one that we attend every month (that group is my second family), research, information for new parents who have just learned that their lives are following a new (and amazingly wonderful) path, and much more.

In order to get our team name (Can't Keep Me DOWN) printed on the back of our shirts we have to raise at least $1,500 by August 28th.  Please, if you read this blog and Averi has touched your life in any way, help us reach our goal by donating.

If just 72 people (I think I have at least that many friends) will join our team for $21, we can reach our goal and each member will also receive a Buddy Walk shirt with "Can't Keep Me DOWN" printed on the back (you're not stylish unless you have one :) ).  Plus, who can say no to this face?
I am so grateful for all of you who love, support, and pray for Averi.  Each of you have helped our family in more ways than you can imagine.
http://www.columbusbuddywalk.org/

*Make sure your contribution goes to Team Can't Keep Me DOWN*

To become a member of the team (which means you get a shirt):
https://secure.groundworkgroup.org/web/buddy-walk/registration?p_p_id=AthonManager_WAR_AthonManager&p_p_lifecycle=0&_AthonManager_WAR_AthonManager_struts.portlet.action=renderDirect&_AthonManager_WAR_AthonManager_struts.portlet.mode=view&_AthonManager_WAR_AthonManager_struts.portlet.eventAction=true


To donate:
https://secure.groundworkgroup.org/web/buddy-walk/donate?p_p_id=AthonManager_WAR_AthonManager&p_p_lifecycle=0&_AthonManager_WAR_AthonManager_struts.portlet.action=%2Fview%2FrenderDirect&_AthonManager_WAR_AthonManager_struts.portlet.mode=view&_AthonManager_WAR_AthonManager_struts.portlet.eventAction=true

5 comments:

Sara said...

The link doesn't seem to be working?

Sara said...

nevermind... I got it. :)

Lauren in GA said...

I love the fact that you have enjoyed some time away hospitals, central lines, vomiting, and pain. So, so, wonderful!

Tina said...

If I donate, I get a shirt or everyone on the walk team. Because I would donate like 10 times for 10 different shirts. If not, I guess I'll still donate to the family that I love. (seriously though let me know if I can buy a shirt or ten?)

Tiffany said...

Each person you register as a team member, which is $21, gets a shirt and the whole $21 counts towards our goal. So you can register each family member and each one will get a shirt. I don't know if just buying just a shirt counts towards our goal or not. Does that make sense? Thanx a bunch! :)