Katie Routzahn wrote -
On September 16, our team will be participating in our 8th F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Buddy Walk! We are very excited for another walk and we cannot thank you enough for the love and support you have shown us since day 1! The Buddy Walk is one of our favorite events of the year. We love having the opportunity to spend a fun filled day with our family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, educators, and therapists who come together to celebrate Avery and all individuals with Down syndrome. There will be activities the whole family can enjoy such as a petting zoo, moon bounces, fun games, entertainment, food, speakers, and much, much more!
Avery will be entering 1st grade this fall! She LOVES everything about school! Reading, music, and socializing with friends are her favorites. Outside of school she remains active in horseback riding, cheerleading, yoga, and swimming lessons. She is also an AWESOME sister to Jack and Paige! In March, we went to Disney World and Avery got to meet all of her favorite princesses. She also had lots of fun on the rides, and seems to be a thrill seeker at heart.. the faster the better!!! Our life is crazy busy, but we could not imagine it any other way.
As you all know, we are very passionate about our involvement with the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. organization and have witnessed firsthand how the Buddy Walk funds are used to educate and advocate. Evan is still serving as the President of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. It is the mission of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. to raise the awareness of Down syndrome through education in our schools, medical communities, business communities and own families. And we know the group is doing a fantastic job!
We invite family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc. to join “Team Routzahn” in the 2017 Buddy Walk!!! We truly appreciate all of you who are kind enough to join our team and/or make a donation (donations made through this website are secure and can be used as a tax deduction) in support of awareness, acceptance, and the celebration of Down syndrome. We are very excited for this year's walk! Hope to see you on Sept. 16th!
Many thanks and much love!
Katie, Evan, Avery, Jack & Paige
a.k.a.- Team Routzahn
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