If you’re wondering where I’ve been, those of you who have known me for a while know where I have been. Working on Buddy Walk stuff. And the advantage of having your own blog is the availability of a bully pulpit. Therefore:
Seven days until the 2010 Hilton Head Island Buddy Walk! (Saturday, October 30) Make your plans to attend from 3 to 5 PM, behind The Mall at Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island, SC
Buddy Walks are held all over the nation to educate about Down syndrome and ours is no different. Our organization, Caroline & Friends, is a little different however, because we are not a traditional support group but an advocacy and education organization. Through our website right now, and supplemented by literature in the future, we continue to look for best practices in research and therapies to help families point their loved ones with Down syndrome toward achieving their full potential. This is our fifth annual Buddy Walk and we continue to grow in size, but we have a lot of fun and there’s food, music, and trick-or-treating out there.
If you happen to know of a family who wants more information on what’s being done out there, or just wants to talk to another person who has been through the experience, point them toward the site. If you happen to be on Hilton Head Island next Saturday, I will be the one running around coordinating things, wearing the orange t-shirt that says, “Caroline’s Dad”. I hope to see you there.