Thursday, October 16, 2008

Raising Awareness {Buddy Walk style}

As you may have heard, this month is Down syndrome awareness month. In honor of that, approximately 270 cities across the nation host a Buddy Walk, a huge advocacy event for individuals with Down syndrome.

Our local Buddy Walk is this coming Saturday. We are participating in the walk, although we have not done much fund raising since we have been working so hard to fund raise for our adoption of Ms. Addison.

This will be our last year as Payton's Posse ... next year we need to incorporate Addison into our team name. Any suggestions? My favorite so far is The Balsis Brigade ... thanks Shay! :)

If you care to check out our team page or if you would like more information about the walk, click here. We'd love to have you join us if you are able ... there is lots of fun stuff for the kids!


  1. I'm thrilled we were finally able to meet tonight! I wish we could have spent more time chatting but my mind was in a zillon different places. I have this horrible fear that I didn't order enough t-shirts. I know, I need to take a deep breath. Thanks for all of your help this evening! Look forward to seeing your family at the Buddy Walk. Matthew would like to meet Payton. I think he has a crush on Chicky:)

    See you Saturday.

  2. You could call your team "Payton's Posse and Addison's Angels"--two names in one! Your kids are so adorable! Praying you can bring Addison home soon!

  3. I hope u have fun

    how old are your kids

    my name is Az and even through I do not have ds i am in the get it down changeless come visit

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