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WELCOME! COME WALK WITH US...

at the DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY OF WICHITA
9TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK ®
 
Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at Heartspring - 8700 E. 29th Street North in Wichita

This fun family event is a one-mile walk, followed by food, games, moonbounces, clowns, music, dancing, basket drawings, a teen room, and much more!


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Ana Banana - Team Captain: Denise Sawyer
 

Come Buddy Walk With Us!

 

Team Ana Banana will be participating in the 9th Annual Wichita Buddy Walk on Saturday, October 13, 2012.  This fun-filled family event begins at 11:00 a.m.on the beautiful Heartspring campus, located at 8700 E. 29th Street North (between Rock and Webb Road) in Wichita.

 

 

Ana will be walking in her 9th Buddy Walk this year and she would love to have you join her - because she loves having her friends around.  Your support means the world to us because we want everyone to know that Ana is first and foremost a typical 15 year old teenager - who just happens to have Down Syndrome.  Ana loves to socialize, watch movies, participate in Special Olympics, "surf the net", and text everyone that she has contact with.  All of you have been important in our lives and you accept her just as she is - but not everyone else does - so join the Ana Banana team and help us show the world that people with Down Syndrome are just like everyone else (oh - except for that silly little extra chromosome.)

Why We Are Walking.

The Buddy Walk was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

The Buddy Walk is a one-mile walk in which anyone can participate to help celebrate the many abilities and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome. Enjoy the festivities immediately following the walk - food and drinks, a basket raffle, carnival games and prizes, music, face painting, a teen room, moonwalks, an obstacle course, cheerleaders, clowns and a fire truck! There is no fee to participate in this event.

Team Ana Banana is participating in the Buddy Walk to show our support for the more than 350,000 individuals with Down syndrome in the United States. Every step we take, every dollar we raise will help ensure that each individual with Down syndrome in the United States will be given every opportunity to reach their full potential.

Will You Join Us?

Your involvement in the Buddy Walk - by walking with us or by sponsoring our team - will make steps for a brighter tomorrow for individuals with Down syndrome. 

To walk with us, just click on the "Walk for Ana Banana" link above to register for our team.  If you are unable to walk with us but would like to sponsor our team, then you may do so by simply clicking on the "Donate to Ana Banana" link above.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT!

Sincerely, Denise Sawyer - Team Captain

 

Count Down

 Days hours,   minutes,
 seconds until the fun begins!

Team Goal

Goal
$1,000

Raised
$1,645

My Team

Max Alexander
Stephanie Austin
Karen Bainter
Laura Barnes
Tatyane Barnes
Karen Bates
Tim Bevier
Brooke Boulett
Dale Boyer
Roy Boyer
Kristin Brewer
Lucy Brewer
Michael Brewer
Justin Briles
Robert Brockhaus
Sharon Broussard
Garry Brownlee
Josh Brownlee
Sally Brownlee
Susan Brownlee
Penny Christensen
Penny Christensen
Bailey Devine
Jace Devine
Kycen Devine
Michael Devine
Stephanie Devine
Ashley Dipman
Diane Dixon
Liam Dixon
Niamh Dixon
Bill Downes
Carole Downes
Carole Downes
Chuck Downes
Dennis Downes
Marilyn Downes
Quoshawn Drew
Raellen Duncan
Darcy Eads
Corey Ervay
Gina Ervay
Kaylin Ervay
Megan Ervay
Elizabeth Fedewa
Vickie Fedewa
Lisa Forsyth
William Freitag
Bill Frietaag
Katie Gile
Amanda Graham
Sharon Green
Michelle Guiol
Jack Hensley
Jennifer Hensley
Ray Hensley
Sam Hensley
Bob Hill
Lexi Huffman
Darrell Hutchinson
Kay Hutchinson
Deborah Ingram
Brenda Jacobs
Glenn Jones
Lisa Jones
Lisa Jones
Carol Keller
Amy Killenger
Angel Killenger
Jill Lewis
Brenda Martin
Michelle McAdam
Zach McEfresh
Melissa McElfresh
Katelyn Minks
Wayne Mohr
Olivia Moser
Tina Nichols
maddie oberly
Cheryl Obrien
Cheryl O'Brien
Lauren Peterson
Dawni Pinaire
Carol Pledger
Mike Pledger
Jan Purcell
Frank Ray
Addie Reeves
Vicki Rierson
Delores Rothers
Alexis Ryan
Chelsea Sanders
Edna Sanders
Ana Sawyer
Arron Sawyer
Denise Sawyer
Scott Sawyer
Carrie Sharpe
Gabi Sharpe
Mike Sharpe
Marsha Slack
Cole Spencer
Libby Spencer
Gail Svymbersky
Bonnie Thomas
True Thornicroft
True Thornicroft
Mark & Tina Ward
Bob Wilson
Robert Wilson
Susan Wilson
Brett Wolke
Kathryn Wynn
Patricia Young
Shannon Young
 

THANK YOU TO THESE

PLATINUM SPONSORS  -  $3,500 or more:
  Applebee's
Heartspring
Jimmy John's
Midwest Single Source
Via Christi Health Inc.
Anonymous Donor

GOLD SPONSORS - $2,500 - $3.499:
Galichia Heart Hospital
Spirit AeroSystems Employees - Wichita

              

And Thanks To These Generous Donors . . .

SILVER SPONSORS  -   $1,000 - $2,499:
 
Atlas MD
Bank of America
BKD LLP
 
Cargill Cares
Deborah John & Associates
Imagination Movers
 
Key Construction
McAlister Transportation, LLC
 
Personnel Services, Inc.
Rand Graphics
Shurts Logo Apparel and More
Universal Lubricants

BRONZE SPONSORS  -  $100 - $999:
  Bouncing Kiddos
Buffalo Wild Wings
Chick-fil-A
Crestview Country Club
Cy Wiggans Agency, Inc.
Dance Reflections
Dold Foods
Emprise Bank
Freddy's
Frog Holler Paintball
Ice Masters
Kennedy & Coe
K K Office Solutions
KP Pro Audio
Kroger Company Foundation
Mas Tequila
McDonald's
Milkhouse Studio
Mobile Game Den
National Tiger Sanctuary - Branson
Natural Grocers
Nike LIVESTRONG
Sonic
Spangles
Stampin' Up
 
  Sunflower Photo Booth Company
Tree Top Nursery
  Walgreens
Waste Connections
Wendy's
Wes Sawyer American Family Insurance
 
Wichita Fire Department
 
Wichita Police Department
Wichita Wagonmasters
Wichita Wings

. . .WE REALLY APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU!

The Buddy Walk® was created by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The Buddy Walk has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to nearly 250 walks planned for 2012 worldwide. In 2011, more than $11.5 million was raised nationwide to benefit local programs and services, as well as the national advocacy initiatives of NDSS that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.