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Zachary, Katherine, Denise & Elliott Smith - Pursuit for those with disABILITIES

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BENEFITING: THE CENTER FOUNDATION

EVENT: Pursuit for those with disABILITIES

EVENT DATE: Jul 26, 2016

Elliott Smith

THE STORY:

Zachary, Katherine, Denise and I are joining the Pursuit cycling ride to help raise funds and awareness for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as part of the Pursuit campaign (information) founded by David Baldwin.

When David explained the Pursuit campaign and his plan to ride across the country earlier this year, I was impressed with his vision and commitment to support The Center (information) with its mission of promoting “the pursuit of choice, growth, and personal independence for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”  Knowing David, I was confident he would pursue this goal with a passion and that this effort would have meaningful impact.

Our son Zachary has Down syndrome.  As he has progressed through school and life, we have seen with increasing clarity the need for the type of residential and vocational support provided by The Center and similar organizations.  The need for awareness of both the challenges faced by this group of individuals and the societal contributions they can make is tremendous.

Learning about the Pursuit campaign and having personal perspective on these issues, our family decided to participate.  Zachary, our daughter Katherine, Denise and I are joining David and his team for two days of their ride (from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, MD; ~165 miles).  Zachary and Katherine will each ride one day with Elliott on a tandem bike.  Please join us in supporting this important endeavor.

Pursuit is a capital campaign with a two-tiered mission: first, to raise $13.5MM for The Center and second, to advance the interests of all individuals with disABILITIES.  Across the United States, there are currently 10 million individuals that have intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Pursuit’s objective is to raise the public awareness of this underserved population by bicycling from coast to coast this summer.

On June 6, 2016 (the 72nd anniversary of D-Day), David Baldwin, longtime Center Board Member, departed from Astoria, OR, embarking on a 3,500 mile ride that will reach Rehoboth Beach, DE on August 3.  David has been accompanied by a small support crew and friends.  Along the route, the Pursuit Team will visit leading organizations, universities and research facilities to garner best practices in serving individuals with disABILITIES.  We are excited to participate in this remarkable adventure.

For more information, see links below, send us an e-mail or call.

Thanks for your support,

Zachary, Katherine, Denise & Elliott

 

Check out the Pursuit website and track the team’s progress Here

Check out these videos:

Partnership Video

Center Video

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To This Fundraiser

$25,569

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Brown Russ Family

    $500

  • JoJo and Pops

    $1,000

  • Susan & Katie Gowing

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Kathy Katsias

    $500

  • dorothy wood

    $50

  • Hank, Debbie, Jacob and Natalie Miller

    $50

  • Val and Tyler

    $100

  • Post Oak Energy Capital

    $5,000

  • The Watson Family

    $100

  • Harriet and Spiro

    $300

  • The Copelands

    $100

  • Kay oliver

    $25

  • Quincy Smith

    $100

  • The Stedfast Family

    $500

  • The Vogels

    $250

  • Gill, James, Will and Sarah

    $100

  • Elebash Family

     

  • Hope nichols prockop

     

  • Georgette Sierra and family

     

  • Kallmeyers

    $50

  • Justin & Helen & Murphy & Amelia

    $50

  • Todd and Leigh Harris

    $250

  • Dave Koffman and Michelle Toder

    $100

  • JJFRHELLUMS

    $100

  • Page Foshee & Robert Bracewell

    $500

  • Paul, Carolyn, William and Jennifer

    $25

  • C. L. Alban

     

  • The Lum Family - Brady, Jill, Perry, Sandy and Wiley

     

  • Andrew S Pappas

    $100

  • Polly and Jeffrey Whittle

     

  • Daly Family

    $500

  • Michael, Gabriel, Sebastian, Nicole & Jose Rodriguez

    $100

  • The Meacham Faraguna Family

    $50

  • Team Cannon

     

  • Pam Cooner

     

  • judy allen

    $250

  • The Toy Family

    $250

  • Seaver family

    $500

  • The Pickens, Abby and Andy

     

  • Mary Lewis Grow

    $250

  • Helen Reinecke-Wilt

    $100

  • Susie and Ed Krayer

    $100

  • Drs. Alex & Alexandria Peck Berger

     

  • David and Katya Stubbs

    $250

  • Douglas Polk

    $100

  • The Goodman Family

    $100

  • The Geib Family

     

  • CPL Webster

    $100

  • Lenox and John Reed

     

  • Brad and Kristen Garlinghouse

     

  • Bryan Legate

    $100

  • Jim Jordan & Shawn Stephens

    $150

  • Alex Bocock

    $250

  • Christi Dowd

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Will & Liz Franklin

     

  • Lycia, McRae, Max, Eli and Gus

     

  • Laura and Michael Pappas

    $100

  • Trisha (Zachary's Favorite Person) Cornwell

    $25

  • Ginsberg & Katsorhis PC

    $544

  • Harry Hjardemaal and Mattia Botturi

     

  • Kit and Molly

    $500

  • Jeanne and Bill Cox

     

  • The Kings

    $100

  • Stalcup Family

     

  • Hope Young

     

  • Tanner & Emily Gardner

    $100

  • Brenham Bike Riders

    $500

  • Nicholas Taylor

    $100

  • The Musallam Family

    $50

  • John, Lorinda, and Kerri Katsorhis

    $100

  • Jon & Eva Marsden

    $50

  • The Winkelmayers

    $100

  • Laura & Andrew Gilchrist

    $250

  • Ann Hamman

    $100

  • Ledbetters

    $50

  • John and Staci Katsias

    $250

  • Friends from Canada "Sapunjis family"

    $500

  • Ann Kennedy

    $50

  • Scott & Elise Rowe

    $250

  • Gilda and Carl Vella

    $50

  • Alice Thomas

    $100

  • Rick and Tricia Edwards

    $50

  • Cathy, Chris, Taylor, Cyd and Tatum

    $100

  • David, Phyllis, Andrew and Phoebe

     

  • The Smith Family

    $3,000

  • Leah Barton

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Lycia Mcrae Carmody

    $500

  • Freedom Foundation of Texas Fund of The Dallas Foundation

    $500

  • Tom Koch

    $100

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128% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Tom Koch

Tom Koch

DONATION: $100

12 months ago

Freedom Foundation of Texas Fund of The Dallas Foundation

Freedom Foundation of Texas Fund of The Dallas Foundation

DONATION: $500

1 year ago

Lycia Mcrae Carmody

Lycia Mcrae Carmody

DONATION: $500

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Leah Barton

Leah Barton

DONATION: $200

1 year ago

The Smith Family

The Smith Family

DONATION: $3,000

1 year ago

David, Phyllis, Andrew and Phoebe

David, Phyllis, Andrew and Phoebe

Way to go Team Smith!! 1 year ago

Cathy, Chris, Taylor, Cyd and Tatum

Cathy, Chris, Taylor, Cyd and Tatum

DONATION: $100

Way to go!!!! 1 year ago

Rick and Tricia Edwards

Rick and Tricia Edwards

DONATION: $50

Way to go Smith Family!! 1 year ago

Alice Thomas

Alice Thomas

DONATION: $100

Tribute to Zachary and his great family! 1 year ago