Monday, September 17, 2012

Buddy Walk

We're walking!

We are walking along with hundreds of other families and friends to bring awareness and acceptance of and advocacy for individuals with Down Syndrome.
Because of the birth of our son, Baker, this is very dear to my heart.

Kelle Hampton and Noah's Dad have both mentioned Buddy Walks on their blog.
You can check it out here and here.
We are creating a team for the 2012 Buddy Walk in honor of our precious boy.
Since we don't have a Buddy Walk in our hometown yet (I'm totally on this), 
we will be walking at Regions Park in Birmingham, AL.
Come join us!
Here are the nitty gritty details.
Date: October 14, 2012
Time: The actual walk is from 2:00-4:00;
however, we are tailgating beginning at 1:00.
Please join us for a picnic lunch before the walk.
Location: Regions Park in Birmingham, AL
Attire: We are ordering "Team Baker" Buddy Walk t-shirts. These are at the designer right now. I will post pictures when they become available. I think they will be about $15.You can order these whether or not you choose to walk with our team.
How to Register: You can print and give or mail your checks and registration forms directly to me (email me and I will give you our address). These can be printed here, or you can register online here. Make sure to include our team name, "Team Baker," on your registration form and check. 
Registration Dates: If you're registering by submitting your forms and checks to me, please send them by October 5. I have to turn them in on October 6. You can register online through October 11. This is the latest you can register and the proceeds go towards our team totals.
Cost: There is a $10 Registration fee (you will receive a wristband to wear during the walk with this contribution); however, we would also appreciate any additional donations. This money will go to PADS to raise awareness and increase advocacy for Down Syndrome. It will also help establish an adult Down Syndrome Clinic at UAB.

Our goal is to raise $800!!
Additional Information: Make sure to put "Baker Bell" and "Team Baker" on all forms and checks submitted. You can still join our team by registering even if you know you will not be able to walk with us, or you can help by spreading the word to your friends, family, and colleagues. If you're joining us, create posters, signs, plan cheers or chants, come ready to celebrate our dream come true! It'll certainly be a day of rejoicing!
And we're off! Help us celebrate our sweet Baker by joining our team!

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