Improving the quality of life of individuals with Down syndrome.

Thank You from your Go21 Coordinators!

Thank You from your Go21 Coordinators!

Jun 26, 2015

Thank You from your Go21 Coordinators!

Our first Go21 - Halton Walk for Down Syndrome was a huge success. The weather was outstanding, the venue perfect and the entertainment a blast!  Early estimates have funds raised at over $100,000!! These funds will go directly towards helping our family members living with Down syndrome. We were amazed at the media response, and proud to have articles and photos in the Metroland papers and on Cogeco TV this year.  We also had a record number of attendees (1200!) which is amazing, as we continue to strive to raise awareness of our organization and its role in the community.

An event like this is a massive undertaking, and there are several amazing people who deserve an enormous thank you for all of the planning and hard work that went into making the day a success:

There are so many other volunteers who made this day such a huge success. So, to all of you who spent countless hours at meetings, pounding the pavement in search of items for the silent auction, shopping for the BBQ, coordinating the entertainment for all to enjoy, and so much more, thank you so much and please know your help was so very much appreciated.
Finally, we would like to send a huge thank you to our entire membership for participating in and supporting the event.  The donations that each and every one of you brought in, will enable HDSA to continue focusing on events, activities and initiatives to better the lives of our loved ones with Down syndrome.

Believe it or not, planning is already underway for next year’s event. We need people willing to take on Chair positions for the major components of the day. Please contact Jen Thomas or Leanne Tovey if you will be willing to help organize this event for 2016.
Thank you to everyone from the bottom of our hearts!
Leanne Tovey & Jennifer Thomas
Go21 Coordinators
Halton Down Syndrome Association