As most of you know, there are many causes that I am a champion for - and it is hard to ever pick just one. This year, I am teaming along other work associates to raise awareness and support for The Sydney Hudson Foundation. I am very excited to bring you along this journey with me. It will be my first half-marathon (well let's be honest - my first real run of any kind) - and I am hoping to not let any of you down.
I have included some information regarding the foundation - I hope you see the beauty in what they are doing, as I do. My personal goal is to raise a minimum of $1,000.00.
The Sydney Hudson Foundation - We are a foundation formed in honor of Sydney Jean Hudson who passed away on her 10th birthday, May 23, 2006. Sydney struggled with multiple physical as well as cognitive disabilities, but lived a full and active life. The foundation was formed by Sydney's family which afforded an unique perspective on the needs of "special families."
It is our mission to promote a full life for special needs families. We aim to help provide vital services, equipment, supplies and recreational activities for special needs children. Is is our goal to help ensure not only peace of mind and security, but well being and enrichment for the family as a whole.
The foundation focuses on supporting children with special needs and their families. We are here in support of families who need services or equipment that make their lives easier. In addition, we support the less often understood importance of sharing fun and recreational experience together as a family.
How we can help:
•Vital equipment - feeding or shower chairs, positioning equiptment
•Activities and supplies - communication equipment, education games and toys, therapy balls and wedges
•Recreational activities - camps, classes and recreational therapy
Again - thank you for supporting me in any way you can. I hope to see you a few of you out there in January - try to catch me....before I pass out :).
All my love,