Saturday, October 5, 2013

Fundraisers and Giveaways! OH MY!

Happy October!!

I cannot believe we are 5 days into October already!! Time is just flying by too quickly! I have been busy with school events and Kameron was down sick for several days last week. He's back up and running now though... it was a nasty virus that just hit him hard. Thankfully no one else got it!

As you ALL know, October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month!!! :) There are some very special things in the works that I can't wait to share with you, and two of them I get to share with you RIGHT now! :)

FIRST, remember when this happened? WELL, the Libert's Catalog finally came out and we were thrilled! :) Kennedy had a great time looking for pictures of her and her friends on all the different pages. We were especially excited to partner with Libert's for a special fundraiser on this costume which has its proceeds going to the Be Beautiful, Be Yourself Dance Classes at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. If you would like to purchase this costume for your studio or your dancer, check it out here. (I believe it's on back order right now, but it should be back in stock soon!)



Down syndrome (also known as Trisomy 21) is an extra copy of the 21st chromosome and occurs in 1 in every 700 live births. Children with Down syndrome are more alike their peers than different. They talk, walk, laugh, cry, feel joy and pain, have fears and celebrate accomplishments just like all children. They go to school in regular classrooms and participate in sports programs where they often thrive. Many children with Down syndrome love music and have a passion for dance. Once they find that studio and teacher who believes in them and is willing to take the extra time to cultivate that talent, they shine in class and on stage. Dance has changed the lives of many individuals with Down syndrome. It has helped them gain confidence, grow lasting friendships, and have opportunities they may not have otherwise had.

Libert's Dancewear is excited to partner with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation for a tribute to these amazing dancers. We have seen them glide across the floor in ballet, tap their little hearts out, and rock the stage in jazz and hip hop. Whether they are practicing in class, showing off for family and friends at recital, or competing at national competitions, they always leave their soul on the dance floor and give it all they've got. Proceeds from this very special costume will be given to the Global Down Syndrome Foundation to help continue their Be Beautiful Be Yourself Dance Classes for individuals with Down syndrome. You can learn more at http://www.globaldownsyndrome.org .


NEXT I have an amazing GIVEAWAY for you in honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month (AND I have a different one for you at the end of the month so that will give you something to look forward to!). This one is sponsored by my awesome friend Laura who sells Origami Owl. Let me tell you, if you don't have an Origami Owl Locket, I get compliments on mine ALL the time! Everyone loves it!! This one is especially designed to honor our loved ones with Down syndrome...


Isn't it fabulous?! There are a couple different ways you can modify this necklace if you win. So, HOW do you win, you might be wondering?! Well, FIRST go LIKE my friend Laura's Facebook page! She has lots of fun stuff going on ALL the time! THEN leave me a comment here on my blog (comments on my Facebook page don't count) and you are entered to win! AND if you share this post on your Facebook page and leave me a separate comment here telling me you did so, you'll be entered to win a second time!! :) 

Furthermore, if anyone would like to purchase this necklace, for the month of October, Laura will be giving proceeds back to the Global Down Syndrome Foundation in honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month! This necklace would make a GREAT gift for new mothers, grandmothers, godmothers or anyone who supports and loves individuals with Down syndrome and the proceeds go to an AMAZING cause! SO if you're interested in buying, please send Laura or me a message and we will get you all set! You can check out Laura's site here to order and see ALL her stuff and you'll see the fundraiser for GDSF at checkout! :) 

I will choose a winner using random.org in two weeks on October 19th!! Happy shopping!! :)

55 comments :

Megan said...

Beautiful necklace. I like Laura's page.

Megan said...

I also shared this post on fb

Kathleen said...

I liked Laura's page. Looking forward to checking out some of her other items. Thanks.

my family said...

liked on fb

racheal_stewart said...

I liked Laura's page. I love the locket I got around Mother's Day last year. Lots of compliments when I wear it.

my family said...

shared on fb...trying to tag a mom in our down syndrome group who has several dance studios...going to figure this out (do you have kelli manville on your friends list for fb)?

racheal_stewart said...

Shared too

Nancy said...

I "liked" Laura's page, linked it to my facebook page! Such a beautiful piece...I know JUST who to share it with! :)

Nancy in CT

Nancy said...

OOPS...Separate comment about linking this to my facebook page...too bad I can't seem to read directions!!! I will blame it on my double ear infection/sinus infection/cold!

Nancy in CT

Stacey Borkowski said...

Hi, I liked and shared! Thank you.

Notsopc said...

I shared on FB,,,,

Notsopc said...

I liked the page.. oh and that date is my birthday...

Nicole Mills said...

I liked the page and oh I would love this locket if I don't win I am going to buy it for myself as a nice gift.

Nicole
Nmills698@gmail.com

Amy Kolbe said...

These look so cute!

Amy Kolbe said...

Shared page!

T's Mom said...

I shared your page an really enjoyed learning about Be Beautiful Be Yourself Dance

AngelWalker said...

I like Laura's page and shared your link. and I LOVE your blog.

Sarah said...

liked her page. thanks.

Kate said...

I have seen these and would love one!

Kate said...

Shared on my Facebook page, too!

Kelsey said...

Shared on Facebook and liked Laura's page to show you guys my support and love! <3 give everyone my hugs and kisses!

Kristi said...

Liked hero n FB!!!:)) Pick me..PLEASE!!:))

Kristi said...

Shared on my FB page too!!!!

MelissaD said...

Yay!!! I "liked" the page!

Jennifer Blake said...

Awesome! I want a chance!!

Renee Parker said...

I love it

Renee Parker said...

Shared

Melissa said...

Commenting and sharing!

Megan said...

This is so neat! I love it!

Megan said...

I liked Laura's facebook page!

Justin and Susie said...

Liked her page! Would love to win and give it to someone special this Christmas!

Laurieannie said...

I liked Laura's page and shared your giveaway on Facebook! Loving all your posts for Down syndrome Awareness Month1

Alicia Llanas said...

liked and would love to participate in the nexclase giveaway :) it is beeeauuutiiifuuull!!

Dawn said...

Liked Laura's page

Dawn said...

Shared on my fb

ajserskin said...

Liked and Shared :)

Irishize41 said...

Liked in honor of my Grandson Damian and in support of all of the Down's Syndrome community. How Beautiful!!

Mrs.J said...

Liked and Shared :)

Irishize41 said...

Shared on my Facebook as well!

susan henry said...

Liked. Beautiful!

Michelle said...

Liked and shared...wow I want that for Ciarra's coaches.

Sara said...

Oh my god, she does really nice stuff!! I liked and I am posting ;) That necklace is beautiful!


FBF Rothkopf said...

Liked and Shared. Me, me, me! Pick ME!
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Amanda said...

Liked! :)

Amanda said...

And shared! :)

cathy ward said...

liked and shared on facebook :)

Penny said...

I liked her page and I shared this post. I would love, love, love to win this necklace!!

Penny said...

I liked her page and I shared this post. I would love, love, love to win this necklace!!

kntsmom said...

Liked her page and love the beautiful necklace.
Kim

Penny's Peeps said...

I liked Laura's page and I LOVE this necklace!!!

Penny's Peeps said...

Shared this post on FB!!!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Entry for April Kovars

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Shared on FB - April Kovars

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Entry for Sally White

CountryRoses said...

My angel gained his wings Dec. 3, 2012 ..........absolutely love this necklace!! Awesome is and understatement!((SMILES))