Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Buddy Walk with Anna - 2010!!

Dear Friends and Family,

Another year has flown by at the Russell house, and we continue to Praise God for all the blessings he has given to us. One of the greatest blessings continues to be Anna Banana Pants.

On Saturday, October 23, we will be walking in the Northwest New Jersey Buddy Walk to show our support for Anna, and the more than 350,000 individuals with Down syndrome in the United States.

We are asking you to Buddy Walk with Anna to make a difference for people with Down syndrome in our community and help the National Down Syndrome Society create change nationwide.

The walk is less than a mile – so anyone can do it! Last year, the Anna’s Banana Pants team raised almost $2500 and had almost 40 people who braved the elements to walk with Anna. What a blessing it would be to exceed both of those numbers this year!


The walk should be extra exciting this year (at least for us) because Anna may actually take a few steps on her own! She has made a lot of progress over the past month, and we would love to have you there to help cheer her on.

Click on the Web site link HERE to visit our Buddy Walk page, (or click on the Buddy Walk logo in the right column), and follow the 'My Team Page' link to join our team, Anna’s Banana Pants, today! It is a fun day with lots of activities for the kids, food, and live music. And, we top it off with a gathering back at our house (more details on that as the event gets closer).

Thank you for your continued prayers and support!
See you at the Northwest New Jersey Buddy Walk!

Love,
Jonathan and Lori
Charlie, Paige and Anna Banana Pants!





1 comment:

  1. Hi Lori. You seem like an amazing family! I am from NJ as well & we are hosting our 3rd annual Buddy Walk in Belmar on the 16th in honor of my Godson Nicholas. Your family is just beautiful and I am sure your little Anna brings you guys as well as everyone she meets so much joy!!Thanks for sharing your smiles ;o) God Bless you!

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