Joe shakes it with the Rio style Samba band Bloco Alegria at this years Buddy Walk.Read More
Written by H. Whisman, Oregon Optimist
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore.—
This Sunday, September 28, the Down Syndrome Network of Oregon (DSNO) will host its 2014 Buddy Walk in Millennium Park Plaza to celebrate and support families with loved ones with Down Syndrome.
Lynnette Sander, mother of three, will attend the Buddy Walk with her family for the third year in a row to support her youngest son, Ethan. “We enjoy many aspects of the Buddy Walk. Mostly it is a good time to meet new families and touch base with familiar faces of families in the Down Syndrome community,” she said.
The schedule of events includes pre-walk festivities, the walk itself, lunch, and a dance contest. “The walk is relatively short because everyone walks, including those that have Down Syndrome,” Sander said.Read More
For Lake Oswego High players and students with special needs, flag football creates a path toward understanding and acceptance
Written by Jillian Daley
When you’re as athletically gifted as Max Oppenheimer, it’s easy to forget that something as simple as catching a football or sprinting across a field isn’t easy for many other kids.
But the Lake Oswego High senior has spent a lot of time with special-needs kids through the Best Buddies Club at school and at the Buddy Walk, a fundraiser for Down Syndrome Network Oregon (DSNO). And there’s one thing he knows for sure.
“They’re just like us,” he says.
That became even more apparent when Oppenheimer and his Laker teammates took time after practice to help kick off DSNO’s new flag football program last week.
Read the article at PortlandTribune.com.Read More