Thank you for considering being part of our 2018 Walkin With Winston team & fundraiser as we celebrate, honor and bring awareness to our kids and friends with Down syndrome.
We have a fundraising goal of $15,000 by Sunday, September 23 for the Down Syndrome Association of MN. Last year we raised over $21,000 and because we were a top fundraiser Winston was on billboards around Minneapolis sending an amazing message of celebration, joy & hope. With the help of people like you we will raise awareness, celebrate and honor the lives of people with Down syndrome and let the world know they are so valued. We would love for you to join us in making this happen.
Company match makes a huge difference so please let us know right away if you intend to submit for a match and we will add it right away to our total.
Why we do this:
We have an adorable son with Down syndrome named Winston. He is 9 and going into 4th grade. He loves wild animals, Star Wars, watching movies, snuggling and eating chocolate sundaes. We found out at birth he had an extra chromosome, a genetic disorder called Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome). If we knew then what we know now, there would have been far less tears and a lot more smiles. We are grateful to be surrounded by the support of family, friends, church community, educators, a fantastic medical community and the Down Syndrome Association and community.
Why we support DSAM:
They help families like us in MN! DSAM’s mission is to empower individuals/families, create community and celebrate the abilities of people with Down syndrome. Brandon is President of the Board and we have been personally impacted as DSAM reaches out to expectant/new parents, provides education for parents/educators, establishes local parent groups (like the one we facilitate in Maple Grove), provides info to clinics, hospitals, University of Minnesota Medical School, Mayo Medical School, and helps us celebrate our kids at the annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk.
How to be involved & make a difference:
1) Give toward our team’s $15,000 goal by September 23, 2018
2) Come to the walk on Sunday morning, September 23 at Como Park
3) Help spread the word
To order a gray Walkin With Winston tshirt, Text your size by Sept 9 to 612-867-2624. $15/mens & womens, $10/youth. After Sept 9, shirts available on a first-come basis. Pay via venmo to Tiffany Yerxa if possible.
Walk details (Sunday, Sept 23) & registration:
10:30A Find our tent and enjoy Starbucks, donuts, fruit & snacks (look for yellow baloons on top of tent). So much fun stuff for kids as well!
11:30A team picture at our tent
11:45A 2 mile Walk begins
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Your friendship & support mean a lot to us. Thank you for your support. We don't take it for granted.
Sincerely, Brandon & Tiffany Yerxa