Monday, October 17, 2011

Belated Buddy Blogging

It was a beautiful Saturday in October when we gathered together with friends and family to celebrate Down syndrome.

And I love that so many people gather to celebrate that extra chromosome with us. Our team was 20 members strong. And we Whos were all decked out in our red Lexi Lou's Whos gear.

We wear red shirts, and of course, our Seuss-style hats, modeled here by my favorite Who Number Two.

Over 175 teams raised over $150,000 for Down Syndrome Indiana. Amazing.

But before we walk, let's warm up with a little yoga:

Jason and Alexis warmed up with some squats while discussing their walking strategies.
I would have loved to have heard this conversation:

And the walk begins. We walked about 2.5 miles around the canal in downtown Indianapolis.
They had dyed the canal pink for breast cancer awareness. (Did you know that October is also Down syndrome awareness month? It's why we always walk in October.) I'm all for pink. It's a fantastic color. And I fully support pink ribbons and breast cancer research. But I'll admit that I don't know that pink is the best color for the canal. But that's okay.

Almost half of our walkers were, well, shorties.
Our littlest walkers:

We are so grateful to our team. And not only to our team of walkers, but to all who donated money to our team. We raised over $4000 (with a special thanks to Joe Ewing and Jill Kattau for all their fundraising efforts!), placing us in the top 10 of all the teams. And a heartfelt thank you to those who were with us in spirit.
We Whos thank you.

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