EVENT DATE: Sep 21, 2013
Katie Routzahn wrote -
Thank you for visiting Team Routzahn's fundraising page!
It is so hard to believe that on September 21, 2013 Team Routzahn will be participating in our 4th F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Buddy Walk!!!! It seems like yesterday that we were walking for the first time with our 3 month old littles when the world of Down syndrome was still very, very new to our family. It is even harder to believe that Avery aand Jack started pre-school this year! Where in the world did the past 3 years go?!?
Turning 3 was a very big transition for our family. It meant saying “goodbye” to our wonderful Frederick County Infants and Toddlers Team who has been part of “Team Routzahn” since Avery was 5 weeks old! However, it meant saying “hello” to Frederick County Public Schools! On July 1, 2013, Avery started attending a special education preschool class. It was very apparent when we picked her up on the first day that she LOVES school and has a true passion for learning! We are amazed at how our sweet girl is learning colors, numbers, abc’s, and expanding her vocabulary on a daily basis. There is nothing better than seeing her beam with pride when she says or does something new! We are so proud of Avery! And we are thrilled to be adding a new set of professionals to “Team Routzahn”!
As you all know, we are very passionate about our involvement with the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. organization and have witnessed firsthand how the Buddy Walk funds are used to educate and advocate. It is the mission of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. to raise the awareness of Down syndrome through education in our schools, medical communities, business communities and own families. And we know the group is doing a fantastic job!
We invite family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc. to join “Team Routzahn” in the 2013 Buddy Walk!!! We truly appreciate all of you who are kind enough to join our team and/or make a donation (donations made through this website are secure and can be used as a tax deduction) in support of awareness, acceptance, and the celebration of Down syndrome. We are very excited for this year's walk! Hope to see you on Sept. 21st!
Many thanks and much love!
Katie, Evan, Avery & Jack
a.k.a.- Team Routzah
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