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Fundraiser Focus

Featured ImageNDSS is energized by motivated people who contact us about wanting to make a difference in their community and on a national level. Each month, this section features an individual, family or group who has donated time and energy to creating exciting ways to support the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome by raising awareness and money for NDSS.

  1. Elizabeth Manresa and Teddy Eynon

    Elizabeth Manresa and Teddy EynonElizabeth and Teddy raise money in loving memory of their daughter Mamie Grace.

  2. Darlene Reeves

    Darlene ReevesNew Jersey advocate Darlene Reeves registered to be a part of NDSS Your Way in honor of her daughter Cadena who has Down syndrome.

  3. Jake and Sam Cavicchi

    Jake and Sam CavicchiSince 2009, the Cavicchi Family has been a part of Team NDSS – they joined the cause and began fundraising when their nephew/cousin, Owen Cavicchi, was two years old.

  4. Richie’s Beach Ball Blast

    Richie’s Beach Ball BlastThe third annual Richie's Beach Ball Blast in Corpus Christi, Texas was held on September 23, 2012. All of the proceeds raised in conjunction with this event are donated to NDSS.

  5. The Sharon Family

    The Sharon FamilyThe Sharon Family is one of many families that embodies the NDSS mission in their home and community, and is committed to enhancing the quality of life for their son and brother, Jesse.

  6. Sprout Restaurant

    Sprout RestaurantIn the spirit of the holidays, Sprout Restaurant in Chicago, Illinois held a charity-themed Sunday Dinner.

  7. Courtney Formicola

    Courtney FormicolaCourtney joined Team NDSS with an abundance of enthusiasm after signing up to run her first half-marathon in honor of her brother, Tommy, who has Down syndrome.

  8. The Hampton Family

    The Hampton FamilyBlogger, author, photographer and mother Kelle Hampton and her family hold an annual fundraiser in honor of their daughter and sister, Nella, who has Down syndrome.

  9. Lisa Wilen

    Lisa WilenEvery family has a story...and every locket tells a story! Origami Owl Independent Designer Lisa Wilen has partnered with the National Down Syndrome Society to do an online fundraiser in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day.

  10. Megan Abner

    Megan AbnerMegan’s fundraising campaign coincides with the publication of her first book titled, Up Syndrome: It’s All About the Attitude, in which she chronicles her life with Down syndrome. This autobiography is unedited and shares a real picture of life’s “ups and downs.”

  11. Morgan Price

    Morgan PriceMorgan Price is an honors student in sixth grade at Solomon Plains Elementary School in Plains, Pennsylvania. She joined NDSS Your Way on May 10 and set up her page in memory of her aunt, Joy Ann Landmesser, who had Down syndrome.

  12. Alan Gard

    Alan GardOn June 24, Alan embarked on the Hundred Hole Hike at Friend Country Club in Friend, NE in honor of his son, Alijah, who has Down syndrome. The Hundred Hole Hike is a national network of golf marathons where participants walk 100 or more holes of golf in one day in service to various worthwhile charitable causes.

  13. Amber Warren’s Crazy Hair for a Cause

    Amber Warren’s Crazy Hair for a CauseAmber Warren created her NDSS Your Way campaign, Crazy Hair for a Cause, to celebrate and honor her clients and friends who have Down syndrome. Amber has her hair fashioned as a mohawk and she invited donors to cast their votes ($2 per vote) to help select the color she would dye it.

  14. Lulu and the Lettuce Patch

    Lulu and the Lettuce PatchGreg and Shelly created a blog, written exclusively by Greg, for now, as a place to put their stories about their 17-month-old daughter Lucy, who has Down syndrome. In creating their blog, Greg and Shelly's goal is to relate more than educate. Once they had a platform to publish the stories, they chose the name Lulu and the Lettuce Patch and a logo to go with it, they set up an NDSS Your Way campaign so that people who feel moved by their stories could make donations Lucy's honor.

  15. Russell Moore

    Russell MooreGreg and Shelly created a blog, written exclusively by Greg, for now, as a place to put their stories about their 17-month-old daughter Lucy, who has Down syndrome. In creating their blog, Greg and Shelly's goal is to relate more than educate. Once they had a platform to publish the stories, they chose the name Lulu and the Lettuce Patch and a logo to go with it, they set up an NDSS Your Way campaign so that people who feel moved by their stories could make donations Lucy's honor.

  16. Richie’s Beach Ball Blast 2013

    Richie’s Beach Ball Blast 2013For four years, Vivien Sanchez has led a volunteer crew of family, friends and community members in the design and implementation of the Annual Richie’s Beach Ball Blast in Corpus Christi, Texas benefiting the National Down Syndrome Society. This annual event is inspired by Richie Hughes (Vivien’s cousin) who lives in San Antonio, Texas.

  17. Bobby Tran

    Bobby TranThis past October, Bobby Tran joined Team NDSS21, a group of 21 athletes of all ages and abilities who pledged to raise a collective $21,000 in honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. While the team has more than doubled its goal with over $48,000 raised to date, Bobby is one of the more successful members, having met his personal goal of $1,000.

  18. Pay It 4Ward Celebration

    Pay It 4Ward CelebrationBlogger, author, photographer Kelle Hampton and her family hold an annual fundraiser in honor of their daughter and sister, Nella, who has Down syndrome. This year Nella is four years old, and they have launched the Pay it 4Ward Celebration.

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