Thursday, October 4, 2012

Step Up for Down Syndrome

Last weekend was the Step Up for Down Syndrome walk. This is an annual fundraiser for our local Down syndrome association. The walk hosted more than 4,000 participants and raised over $280,0000! In addition to benefiting a very worthy cause, the walk is just fun. Teams set up tents, and friends (either new or old) are never far away.

Claire started out riding in the stroller, but it didn't last long.  Miss independent insisted on walking the entire mile.

Bridget didn't last long.  :)

Halfway through the walk with Mimi and Grandma.

Claire wasn't happy with just walking....running was her speed.  (which is what Darren is signing)

Crossing the finish line

Cousins  :)

Our Team

Thank you so much to everyone who supported Claire, whether in person, by walking virtually, or with a donation!


  1. I wish we would have seen each other there!!! There are just so many year we should set up tents next to each other!

  2. Fun day!! Such sweet photos. Love that she was running!!

  3. Looks like it was a great day...I love that last picture of the girls on the blanket together, so sweet :)

  4. I still can't get over how big she looks. I love that I have been able to follow her from birth through this proccess of growing up and continue to take part in the years to come. It looked like a very nice day.

  5. That is so amazing that she walked (I mean ran!) the whole way. Looks like a great day!

  6. I wish our weather was that nice for our walk!! :) They are getting so big, your beautiful girls!


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