It was with a sad face that I took down the 2014 location of the SL Buddy Walk. Months of planing and getting ready and in just 9 hours it’s all over. BUT in those 9 hours there was so much energy, emotion, and kindness!
I can not thank everyone enough!! I’m always floored for the help and donations that we receive. In one short day we collected over $ 199,000L for NDSS! How awesome is that!
A big Thank you to The Phoenix Compound & Crescent Bay Mall for letting us use the space and to Anek for all your help and donations. To Aggie and Toto for helping me organize all the Live Singers. To all the vendors for setting up and donating items to raise funds. To Lauren for helping me host all day, I thought you were only staying for a few and you were there the whole day
Thanks to all the live singers who brought awareness to your fans. Mankind Tracer / Seth Regan, Toxic Darkmatter, Maximillion Kleene, Zak Claxton, Savannah Coronet, Anek Fuchs, Loreen Aldrin, Tukso Okey, Edward Kyomoon/Donn Devore, THANK YOU! My estimate that throughout the day we had about 500-600 visitors. And a big thanks to everyone who donated. Your donations help NDSS advocate for individuals with Down syndrome.
I want to make sure everyone knows that the Buddy Walk is officially for NDSS. I know there has been some talk about some other fundraisers being scams and I want to assure you that I don’t make anything from this walk. In fact I usually end up spending money to purchase items for the walk. EVERYTHING that is collect is given to NDSS. I set some buy orders so I was able to get $ 775.54. This is being transferred to the local non-profit group paypal account (that I run) and then a check will be sent to NDSS. I will ask them to post it on the national Buddy Walk page that they received it. I really want to make sure everyone knows that I do this to help individuals like my rl son and that I am not in this for the money.