Saturday, September 17, 2011

Ellie Bear's Entourage: Walk Together for Ds

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Let us walk in the Buddy Walk!  Please join us in supporting Ellie Bear’s Entourage!

Nearly 2 years ago, our daughter Ellie came into our lives with chromosomally enhanced designer genes.  Rocking her extra 21st chromosome, Ellie has learned to say “mama”, sign some words, run, and climb everything.  Plus, she is charming the pants off of everyone she meets.  We are blessed to have such a wonderful daughter who is the epitome of love, joy, & toddlertude.  Her amazing progress would not have been possible without her great determination or the support of our local Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas [DSACT].

On Sunday October 23, 2011 my husband, daughter, & I will join hundreds of other families in Central Texas to increase Down syndrome awareness and raise money for DSACT by walking in the 12th annual Buddy Walk. 
The Buddy Walk takes place at Reunion Ranch in Georgetown, Texas where there is food, live music, a petting zoo, paddle boats, bouncy houses, playscapes, and games.  The walk itself is only 1 mile long and no one is required to actually walk the mile (yet it is great exercise and fun to do so!).  It truly is a family event.  Read about last year's walk.
Funds raised will go towards local programs that will benefit Ellie and others with Down syndrome.  These programs include age-specific social & athletic activities, special education training, parent workshops, monthly speakers, as well as working with the National Down Syndrome Society on health care research and legal policies.
If you would like to join Ellie Bear’s Entourage, you can register at the walk itself or do the early-bird pre-registration by visiting:
Click Register and you will be brought to the site.   You will join an “existing team” and select Ellie Bear’s Entourage from the drop down menu. $15 adult/ $5 child.
We have no fundraising goal this year.  We understand that times are tough (believe me Texas made drastic cuts to our early intervention programs) and we are grateful if you consider making a pledge towards our team.  If you would like to contribute, please visit:
If you would like to mail a check, please make payable to DSACT and write “Ellie Bear’s Entourage” in the memo. 

The Theurer family thanks you in advance for you support.  You may contact me at
Every little penny and every walker supports our cause and means a lot of our community.  Please feel free to circulate this letter amongst friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors.  Any help is greatly appreciated.

Anna, Andrew, and Ellie Theurer
Ellie Bear’s Entourage

Please walk with me and be a part of our entourage!

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