Green Bay Down Syndrome Awareness Walk 2020   ○   Exceptional Ezra

Georgia Fay-Radcliffe

September 27, 2020 10:00am - 2:30pm

My Personal Fundraising Page

Thank you for visiting our fundraising page! Whether it's a friend, a family member, or neighbor down the street, we almost all know someone with Down syndrome or related disabilities.

My nephew Josh and his wife Miranda had their first child together, Ezra, born on January 1, 2018. He was the first baby born in Green Bay in the New Year.  Shortly after his birth, they received the news that Ezra has Down syndrome. In 2019, my sisters, Joan (Josh’s mom) and Kathy, and I started a team, and with our team of about 15 participated in the Green Bay Down Syndrome Awareness Walk in 2019. One of the fun events at the walk was purchasing raffle tickets for prices, and this year there will be an on-line auction instead.  Your donation is needed more than ever because many of the Downs Syndrome Associated of Wisconsin Green Bay fund raising events won’t be possible this year. 

 

Some interesting facts I learned last year when we deciding to participate in the Walk were that 1 in every 700 babies is born with Down syndrome, and it is estimated that over 400,000 people in the United States live with Down syndrome.  With these staggering figures, like us, it would not be a surprise that you know someone with Down syndrome, or know someone that has a relative or knows someone with Down syndrome.

 

The Down Syndrome Association provides an array of resources from providing parents with assistance with:

  • Adoption of children with Down Syndrome
  • Advocacy for Disability Rights in Wisconsin
  • Down Syndrome & Aging/Alzheimer’s,
  • Down Syndrome & Autism
  • Birth to Three/Early Intervention programs
  • Camps (Badger and Lions)
  • Different Disability Organizations available
  • National Down Syndrome organizations
  • Educational information
  • Employment resources
  • Family support
    • D.A.D.S. (Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome
    • Family Resource Centers
    • Grandparents with Grandkids with Down Syndrome Facebook Group
    • Parent to Parent of Wisconsin which provides parents with the opportunity to connect with other parents of children with Down Syndrome
    • Sibling Support resources
  • Financial resources: assistance to families experiencing medical expense hardships, and assistance with Higher education expenses for adults with Down Syndrome

 

And like me, you may wonder how your specific donation amount may help.  Here are some examples:

  • $21 -   Funds a job skills training session
  • $50 -   Profides a new parent basket to a family that has just received a Down syndrome diagnosis
  • $100 -  Supports a self advocate through an entire week of DASW connect classes
  • $250 -  GIves a DSAW Family the gift of hospital meal assistance or a member grant
  • $500 -  Sends a child with Down Syndrome to iCan Shine Bike Camp
  • $1,000-Covers 6 months of Motor Skills Playground and Music Therapy
  • $5,000-Funds training for doctors
  • $10,000 Covers the cost of an entire year of DSAW’s Big Family Events

Donating through this website is simple, fast, and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support our fundraising efforts. You can make your tax-deductible donation online, or if you would prefer, you can send your contribution to the DSAW-Green Bay PO Box 668, Green Bay, WI 54305 (Just be sure to write our team name on the memo line so that we get credit for the donation!) Whatever you can give will help - it all adds up! To sponsor us simply press Donate Now.

To join our team, click Register For This Event.

Many thanks for your support, and PLEASE don't forget to forward this to your entire address book and anyone else who you think might want to donate and register to walk as part of our team.

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My Supporters

  • Georgia Radcliffe Thank you Letty Reeves September 2020 $21.00
  • Luis Diaz Always happy to support a great cause! September 2020 $50.00
  • Tamara Fischer You are walking for such a good cause, great job! September 2020 $50.00
  • Georgia Fay-Radcliffe August 2020 $150.00
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  • Georgia Fay-Radcliffe August 2020 $150.00
  • Luis Diaz Always happy to support a great cause! September 2020 $50.00
  • Tamara Fischer You are walking for such a good cause, great job! September 2020 $50.00
  • Georgia Radcliffe Thank you Letty Reeves September 2020 $21.00
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