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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Buddy Walk, Trilliums and Down syndrome... OH MY!!!

We have been so busy the past few weeks with getting things ready for the Buddy Walk. The DDC Buddy Walk is at Lambs Farm and in the end it was clear that the past 8 months of planning really paid off. The Buddy Walk is the DDC's largest fundraiser of the year and this even allows us to offer workshops, holiday events, newsletters, playgroups, social gatherings, movies and other activities free of charge to our members.

One of our fundraising efforts at this year's Buddy Walk was working with artist Suzanne Loechl and The Trillium Project The Trillium Project. Suzanne prepares these beautiful hand painted slate tiles. She then sent them to us, and with special pens, the parents of the DDC wrote on each tile. Suzanne then cut the tiles into pendants that we sold at the Buddy Walk.

These pendants (or Trilliums) are absolutely gorgeous. They turned out amazing... just like our kids with Down syndrome each pendant is unique and special and a tiny reminder of a person with Down syndrome who touched our hearts that we can take with us where ever we go. Once cut into pendants, you can only catch a glimpse of a few words but it is the idea of being part of a great whole.

The Trilliums created by DDC families are now for sale... single pendants are $35 each and $48 with a leather cord... all pendants come in a black draw-string bag. If you are interested in purchasing a Trillium... just email me. There are lots of colors to choose from. This is a great way to be fashionable and support a good cause at the same time!!!


Heather said...

I'll be sending you an email.Left you a comment on facebook too.Cannot wait to purchase one!

timi said...

I can't wait to get mine. these are beautiful. thanks for sharing... timi

Robin said...

what a beautiful tribute to all children! I will wear mine proudly!