Thank you to everyone who registered, donated and participated in the 2020 Nebraska Virtual Buddy Walk. We raised over $11,000 from over 500 registered walkers and donors to help with operating expenses, networking and educational events, to cover the costs of our programming, and to use to develop new programming. If you are not aware of the programming we already offer, Please check out some of our current programs: New Parent Outreach 321 Parent to Parent Extened Hospital Stay Assistance Peer Presentations Educational Scholarships IEP Assistance Family Connections Webinars You can find out more about any of these programs at dsaane.org/programs
However we recognize that in light of the pandemic, some of these programs will look differently. We are currently hosting virtual monthly parent meetings, weekly afternoon clubs, and this summer we hosted 4 sessions of educational Covid Camp which had both live and recorded participation options. What we need to know from you our members, is what programming would help you now in light of current circumstances? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with information about what programs and assistance you would like to see created moving forward. We are a 100% volunteer run organization. We could not be able to serve any families without the tireless efforts of our volunteers. We welcome not only your ideas, but your help. we have many committees, that could use your help. If you would like to volunteer for any of our committees, or create a new committee please email email@example.com
We could not put on a walk of this magnitude without the backing of many fine sponsors. While this year did not look like most years have looked in the past, we are no less grateful for the support offered by all of these fine companies and organizations.
At DSAA Ne we believe that individuals should not have to earn their way on to awareness posters. Every individual with Down syndrome deserves to be featured on a poster to raise awareness during October, if they want to be featured. For that reason we are offering every family one free poster. size 11x14. Do you want to make a bigger statement? The price of the free poster can be subtracted from the larger sizes posters which are available for an additional fee. You can even get a yard sign to display outside the entire month of October for just $35 Just submit a high quality or professional photo (must included a signed release) by September 20th and choose your style of poster. It is that easy. There is no limit to the number of awareness posters you can get.
Print this form and return with your payment or email with photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment is also accepted via Venmo- @Dsaan-Staff or paypal by using this link
We hope everyone had as much fun as we did participating in the Nebraska Virtual Buddy Walk! If you have pictures that you took that you have not posted yet, please do so and use the #buddywalknebraska and or #bwne2020 Day7 results. Congruatulation to Taylor Vasey for earning day 7 overall step honors. Our #buddywalknebraska and #bw2020 prize winner is Erica Crouch! A free pizza is coming your way. We will contact you about the prize you will receive.. . To post your steps for day 8 Read a Book Day please use this link to complete the google form. Winners, grand prize winners, and who will be sporting blue hair will be announced tomorrow
Happy National Cheese Pizza Day. With all the extra steps you have been getting in this week, it is perfectly fine to "cheat" a bit and enjoy some pizza dripping with yummy cheese! Share your photos in honor of the Nebraska Down syndrome community. Use #buddywalknebraska #bwne2020 or #dsaapizza
Day 5 results. Congratulations to Erica Crouch for earning day 5 overall high step honors.with over 21,000 steps. She has been putting up strong numbers all week. Our VIP high stepper was Grant Fehlhafer. . . Our #buddywalknebraska and #bw2020 prize winner is Deb Safarik.. We will contact you about the prize you will receive.. Don't slow down now. Log your steps even if you have already won a prize. We will have left over prizes that we will draw for from the names of those who log their steps. . To post your steps for day 6 Wildlife Day please use this link to complete the google form by 10 pm tonight. Winner will be announced tomorrow morning.
Happy National Wildlife Day. Today will be a beautiful day to get outside and enjoy nature and see some wildlife. Take photos of the great outdoors- trees, animals, insects anything. Today please share on social media the beauty you see in the world around you in honor of the Nebraska Down syndrome community. Use #buddywalknebraska #bwne2020 or #dsaawild Day 4 results. Congratulations to Danielle Barker for earning day 4 overall high step honors.with over 26,000 steps. So far hers is the number to beat! No one else has logged that many steps. Our VIP high stepper was Erin Phillips. . Our #buddywalknebraska and #bw2020 prize winner is Jana Sickler.. We will contact you about the prize you will receive.. . To post your steps for day 5 Kindness day please use this link to complete the google form by 10 pm tonight. Winner will be announced tomorrow morning.
Happy Kindness Day. While we strive to be kind every day, today is a day to go out of your way to spread extra kindness. It could be something as simple as holding a door open, sharing an extra smile or wave, making dinner for someone, or buying someone a coffee. Today please share on social media ways in which you are being kind in honor of the Nebraska Down syndrome community. Use #buddywalknebraska #bwne2020 or #dsaakindness Day 3 results. Congratulations to Debbie Kalin for earning day 3 overall high step honors.Our VIP high stepper was Paul Safarik. . You will both get to choose a prize from our prize list. Our #buddywalknebraska and #bw2020 prize winner is Desiree Cries for Ribs. We will be contacting you with the list of prizes you can choose from. To post your steps for day 4 Popsicle Day please use this link https://forms.gle/5iBSvWEEbQiHC49z7 by 10 pm tonight. Winner will be announced tomorrow morning.
What is better on a nice 80 degree day in Nebraska than a yummy Popsicle? If you are in or around the Lincoln area today between 4:30 and 5:30, you can drive by 6425 Taylor Park Drive and get a free Popsicle handed to you by one of our self advocates. We also have some extra beach balls, trail mix and kindness rocks from the first days of the Nebraska Virtual Buddy Walk that we would love to share with you. You can stay in your car and we will do our best to deliver your items in a socially distant manner.
Day 2 results. Congratulations to Deb Safarik for earning day 2 high step honors with over 17,000 steps. Wow here feet must be burning. Our VIP high stepper was Beth Quiring . You will both get to choose a prize from our prize list. Our #buddywalknebraska and #bw2020 prize winner is Frankie Gray. Please email email@example.com to coordinate picking up your prize. To post your steps for day 3 please use this link by 5 pm tonight. https://forms.gle/QjTpwXcMsxCEdXsS8 Winner will be announced tomorrow morning.
Congratulations to Angie Willey who was top stepper and Ben Willey who was Top VIP Stepper for Day one. Congratulations to Jane and Beth Quiring who's #BWNE2020 post was drawn to be the winner of the Beach Basket.
Don't forget to post your steps for day 2 Monday August 31st here https://forms.gle/Z152gMGQpcmSqHef9 Event if you don't think you will be top stepper please post your steps. If you are not sure how many steps you took, check your phone, they often count your steps for you. Or make an educated guess. Give yourself 2000 steps for each mile that you walk. Remember, each walker can only be recognized as top stepper once, so we will recognize the next top stepper if 1 walker is continually on top. We will also use the entries to draw the leftover prizes at the end of the walk, so you might win just for logging your steps. VIP's every time you log your steps, you earn another chance at the Husker Basket or the Branson Vacation. You can still go back and log your Sunday steps today if you want.
Today is Day 3 of the VIrtual Nebraska Buddy Walk and is one of the days we have been looking forward to the most. National No Rhyme Nor Reason Day. WE have chosen to celebrate the day bay hiding inspirational rocks. If you are in Lincoln, and you need some rocks to hide, drive by 6425 Taylor Park Drive and pick some up off the patio ledge on the East side of the house. Be sure to take pictures of yourself hiding rocks and post a general location of where you might have hid some, so others can go out looking for the rocks. When the day is done post your steps for day 3 at this link. https://forms.gle/QjTpwXcMsxCEdXsS8