Team Alex, the Buddy Walk team honoring my son, will walk in our 11th Buddy Walk this September. Eleven?!? Doesn’t seem possible, yet here I am, working on my 11th campaign to raise money for the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio. Our team’s goal this year is to raise $7500, none of which is specifically earmarked for Alex; rather, all of the funds raised will benefit our entire Down syndrome community, providing valuable programming for individuals with Ds and their families.
Last year we started proclaiming the third day of the week as $10 Tuesday. This is a fun and simple way to not only raise money for our team, but also raise awareness for the event and our mission. So, each Tuesday, you’ll see me post to Facebook and Twitter an announcement to remind everyone to visit our Team Alex page to donate $10.
Of course, the option to donate more than $10 is always there, and we hope that you’ll even register to walk with us on 9/21 to show your support for Alex and his peers. The event is fantastic; what could be better than a big celebration of inclusion and accomplishments?
We also hope that when you see these posts signaling the arrival of another $10 Tuesday, you will be moved to share the posts and help us raise even more awareness of the event (and, ok, raise more money). It’s so easy to share a Facebook post or retweet a statement on Twitter, and those simple acts can really do so much.
So here we go, with another $10 Tuesday! Click here to make your donation or join our team. On Facebook? Please click here to “like” our Team Alex page so you can stay up to date with all of our fundraising efforts. On Twitter? Follow me here to stay connected.
Thank you for reading today’s post (psst…I’m on a journey to blog every day for a year; I haven’t missed a day yet in 2014!), and I hope that if you are moved to support Team Alex and DSACO you will click through the links to learn more. If you are interested in getting involved with our fundraising efforts, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Go Team Alex!!