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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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Joy's Jesters - Team Captain: Joy Odette
 

Come Buddy Walk With Us!

 

Team Joy's Jesters 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.

 

 

Why We Are Walking.

We are blessed to have TWO young girls, both named Joy, on our team who have Down Syndrome and they both love the Buddy Walk and the supporters cheering them on!

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 free festivities immediately following the walk - carnival games and prizes, music, dancing, basket drawings, face painting, moonwalks, a teen room, an obstacle course, cheerleaders, clowns and a fire truck! Food is available for a minimal donation. Picnicking is welcome.

Team Joy's Jesters 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 Joy's Jesters" 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 Joy's Jesters" link above.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT!

Sincerely, Joy Odette - Team Captain

 

Team Goal

Goal
$2,500

Raised
$1,750

Team Roster

Cody Ayres
Cody Ayres
Cohen Ayres
Cohen Ayres
Jeny Ayres
Jeny Ayres
Kaia Ayres
Kaia Ayres
Miayla Ayres
Miayla Ayres
Sawyer Ayres
Sawyer Ayres
Christian Blissett
David Blissett
Gage Blissett
Marilea Blissett
Paul Blissett
Randi Blissett
Zoey Blissett
Brianna Bombardier
Samuel Genilo
Paige Goetz
Todd Goetz
Tyler Goez
Aaron Gross
Andrew Gross
Ashton Gross
Joshua Gross
Joy Gross
Tina Gross
Todd Guetersloh
Mia Jefferson
Roseanne Kaysen
Greta Lies
Pam Lies
Tessa Lies
Paul Masterson
Arnold Nguyen
Aaron Odette
Gabby Odette
John Odette
Joy Odette
Marial Odette
Mary Odette
Philip Odette
Randy Odette
Brandon Relph
Jenni Relph
Samuel Relph
Allanna Sigars
Jamie Sigars
Michelle Walter
Billy Weber
Chuck Weber
Cindy Weber
Mattie white
Melissa White
Melissa White
Peter White

Count Down

 Days hours,   minutes,
 seconds until the fun begins!
 

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.