Happy 1st day of Fall! This is my absolute favorite time of year! I love everything about this season! (Well...except the fact that Winter is around the corner!) So, Autumn greetings to all of you! I hope you are as excited about it as I am! Also, I have a great way for you to get out and enjoy the beautiful Fall colors and weather!
We want to invite those of you who live in the Grand Rapids, MI area to come out and walk with us in the annual Down syndrome Buddy Walk. It takes place October 11 at Millennium Park, which is located at: 1415 Maynard Ave. S.W., Grand Rapids MI 49534. The walk begins at 10:00 A.M.(rain or shine.) We are especially looking forward to walking this year because, Lord willing, Gavin will be there! Last year he was in the hospital. It is such a fun morning seeing all of the Down syndrome children and participating in all the activities they have! I guarantee that you will walk away with a smile! You can just show up or you can register on-line. If you register you will receive a Buddy Walk T-shirt. For those of you who walked with us last year, we are wearing the same Gavin's Gang t-shirts that we wore last year. We have a couple of them left for those of you who may want to join us this year. You can also donate on-line. The help that this organization gives to families affected by Down syndrome is so important! We have not used the resources available from them too much since Gavin's needs are different due to the stroke he had, but we really appreciate the folder that they put together to hand out to new families in the hospital and also the newsletter that we receive from them! If you are interested, go to http://buddywalk.kintera.org/dsawm to get more info, to register or to donate. When you get to their site, look for the box that says Team Rank and find "Gavin's Gang." Click on "Gavin's Gang" and you will be directed to his page. Thanks in advance for your support and Thanks to those of you who have already generously donated in Gavin's name! We really appreciate your support and feel the love! THANK YOU!!! Hope to see you there!
"Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, extort, with all longsuffering and teaching." 2 Timothy 4:2