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6th Long Island Buddy Walk(R)

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Sunday, October 14, 2012
at Tanner Park, Copiague
With the participation of
Chris Burke
accompanied by
John and Joe DeMasi

GOAL:  2,000 participants
Attendance: 1,800

 THE BUDDY WALK
Established by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome, the Buddy Walk® has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to one in every state across the country and many abroad. The Buddy Walk® program is supported by NDSS. Alexander's Angels is the organizer of the Buddy Walk® in Long Island.

 
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Top Teams 2012   
Francesca's Dreams
$5,146.00
Miles for Maximus
$4,743.00
Shane's Dreams**
$4,433.00
Tatum's Tribe
$3,455.00
Luke's Troop
$3,450.00
Team Sal 
$3,395.00 
Gavin's Lucky Charms
$3,345.00
Mikey's 5th Walk w/Family & Friends 
$2,868.00
Sienna's Heart*
$2,665.00
The Sky's The Limit
$2,575.00

Total raised $74,727.00

 

Click on each picture below to enlarge

For more pictures and a list of teams click here!

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This year's Buddy Walk was dedicated to the memory of our little friends
Sienna Rose and Shane
Always in our hearts!
A memorial garden will be dedicated to their memory in the spring of 2013
Date and place TBA

 

 

*Sienna Rose Caballero February 03, 2009 - January 20, 2012

Team: Sienna's Heart

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*To view tribute to Sienna from her loving family click here

**Shane Brennan, December 2007 - June 12, 2012

Team: Shane's Dreams

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**To view tribute to Shane from his loving family click here

Donations in lieu of flowers in memory of Shane Brennan totaled $3,485. Click here to view list.

These donations helped defray the cost of DOWNrightART:  Abilities & Possibilities, A Celebration of World Down Syndrome Day.  Alexander's Angels established DOWNrightART in 2009 to highlight abilities of individuals with Down syndrome.