With the live Virtual Buddy Walk Programming, we would like to provide you with the link to view the playback anytime! You can see our executive director, board of directors president, our top team captains, our top sponsor, members from the Down Syndrome Center of Western PA, our warm up team, some teen self advocates, AND our GUEST SPEAKER Heather Avis, from The Lucky Few!
FOUR weeks from today is the 26th Annual Virtual Pittsburgh Buddy Walk on Oct. 3! We have John from John's Crazy Socks along with his dad, Mark to cheer on Pittsburgh! To shop for incredible socks, including a special Buddy Walk pair, visit www.johnscrazysocks.com and use charity code FG-PGHBW20 at checkout and 10% of your sales will go directly to DSAP! Amazing!! Code is active through 10/31/20.
Our executive director, Meredith Peterson was invited to join Dr. Kishore Vellody on the Down Syndrome Center of Western PA's podcast. Take a listen here https://tinyurl.com/y2pzpwse.
We also sent out our first quarterly newsletter via email. If you would like added to our distribution list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy National Dog Day from Jake and Katy! They are fashioning their awesome Buddy Walk Bandanas! Register your pet and they can have one too! https://buddywalk.dsapgh.org #2020pghbw #nationaldogday
Dr. Kishore Vellody is joined by Dr. Andrew Nowalk, for an update on optimizing safety in school re-opening during the COVID-19 pandemic in the most recent podcast from the
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania.
Sunday starting at 1:35P when the Pittsburgh Pirates host the Milwaukee Brewers in the bottom of the 4th inning, the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh logo will be behind home plate and in center field. Just like Sienna and Macee found the logo Thursday night, who else will find it tomorrow? We would love to see so many more faces! Post your pics here!! Thank you AT&T SportsNet - Pittsburgh Region!! #letsgobucs
The Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh (DSAP) has partnered with BuddyUp Tennis to provide virtual fitness opportunities this fall. There are 3 different classes to choose from: Kickboxing, Zumba, or Fitness. Starting the week of September 14, each class will run 10 weeks. Details on the programs and times offered are listed below.
DSAP is covering the costs for these programs for our families, so all you have to do is register and get your fitness on! Reserve your spot by September 8th at https://forms.gle/7cs54ZzrtGCvu1v96
On May 5, a global day of giving, DSAP started a new "Family Care Fund" to help local families who find themselves with an unexpected hospital stay. Our community showed up BIG and we exceeded our goal to help 25 local families and with your help, we can now help 26 local families! Thank you!
We hope this finds you and your family well and staying healthy.
We are thrilled to announce our new Executive Director (ED), Meredith Peterson! As a visionary leader in the Down syndrome community, Meredith comes to us from the Down Syndrome Center of Western PA (DSC) where she has been serving as the Program Coordinator. She has been part of our board for several years as the chair of the education committee. Meredith has led our parent support groups, volunteered at events, and championed our vision. As Meredith has also been supporting our families in her role at the DSC, she will continue to do so as our new ED. Meredith is also a parent of a twelve-year-old daughter with Down syndrome and therefore understands the authentic needs that our organization strives to fulfill. We are looking forward to her leadership and how she plans to develop the organization to meet the growing needs of our community.
Please join us in welcoming her to her new role.
The Board of Directors of the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh