Wednesday, August 31, 2011

It's that time of the year again ...

October is just around the corner ... you know what that means?!?!  It's almost BUDDY WALK time!!!

As a new board member of our local Down Syndrome Network here in Greensboro, I have taken on some of the resposibilities of planning our 8th annual Buddy Walk!  I am excited and honored to be playing a major role in this year's walk, but organizing such an event is impossible without the support of local businesses, dozens of dedicated volunteers, and friends like you!

Jack was only five months old at his first Buddy Walk last year, but he managed to be among the top three kids to raise the most money for our cause!  (Because of this, he is one of the three adorable faces featured on the cover of this year's Buddy Walk brochure!!!)  "Jack's Pack" had one of the largest teams in 2010, and we hope to have just as much, if not more, support this year!  So, we'd love for you to join "Jack's Pack" in October for our 8th Annual Buddy Walk!

Who: Down Syndrome Network of Greater Greensboro

What: 8th Annual Buddy Walk

When: Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 11am until 3pm

How: Register online at or visit our DSNGG website for more information.  (If you are interested in volunteering at this year's Buddy Walk, please contact me.)

Everyone pre-registered for the Buddy Walk by September 25th is guaranteed a T-shirt. On the day of the walk, there will be great food, music, games, crafts, face painting, and much more! We will also have special guests joining us at the event.

If you can't make it or live out of town but would still like to show your support, please consider a donation to DSNGG in Jack's honor in the form of a "High Five!"  The individuals who raise the most money by getting the most "high fives" will be featured on the cover of next year's Buddy Walk brochure, so let's make sure it's our Jack!  {Giving "high fives" is super easy and fast!  One "high five" equals a $5 donation, and so a $20 donation would equal 4 "high fives," and so on.  To "high five" Jack, just visit our Buddy Walk website and click on "Donate" at the bottom of the screen.  Fill out the requested information, and then when the screen says "Review your donation" CLICK ON "DONATE IN SUPPORT OF" (written in small blue letters, listed on the left hand side underneath the words Down Syndrome Network of Greater Greensboro) and insert "Jack Hickling - HIGH FIVE" before your final click.}

We sincerely thank all of Jack's fans out there for your constant support for our family!  You are amazing, and we hope to see you on October 15th!!!

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