We Need Your Help

August 17th, 2011

On behalf of my family and all other families in the Burlington area, we are asking for your help.  I am organizing Burlington’s sixth annual Buddy Walk to promote awareness and support local programs for Down syndrome.

My son Christopher was born in 2003 with Down syndrome.  In case you’re not familiar with Down syndrome let me tell you a little about it.  It is a chromosomal disorder that affects one in every 800 live births.  It is one of the leading clinical causes of intellectual disability in the world.  Quality educational programs, along with a stimulation home environment and good medical care, enable individuals with Down syndrome to become continuing members of their families and communities.

We hope to make Mt. Holly’s Buddy Walk on October 9, 2011 starting with registration at 11:30 am at Iron Works Park one of the most important events of the year.  People from all over the area participate in a one-mile walk in Mt. Holly, NJ to promote awareness for all people with Down syndrome.  In addition, we raise funds to help support The National Down Syndrome Society, local programs, and national research, education and advocacy efforts.

Please consider sponsoring the Buddy Walk by making a donation in any amount.  Your donation will help individuals and families affected by Down syndrome. To pledge sponsorship or send donations will help fund efforts to provide vital medical and developmental research, education and inclusion programs that will benefit all people with Down syndrome.  If there are any questions or suggestions please feel free to contact me at (609) 668-1780.

Thank you for your support and taking the steps to make a brighter tomorrow!

Christine Pietrow
Our Little Hero President/Founder/Buddy Walk Organizer
Non-Profit Organization 20-2952924
NJ Nonprofit Corporation 0400094037