What a year 2023 has been! Every year since Covid, we have gotten stronger as a community. Our membership has increased, our events have more members engaged, our fundraising efforts have increased, and we see the growth of each of our Down syndrome superstars!
This year has brought some new changes as well. Our office location moved from Coral Springs to Plantation in April. We are now more central for our members and have a larger office space to hold meetings and events. Our SU4DS Walk location changed within Markham Park, we put our heads together and planned every new detail to ensure its success, and it paid off! This has been one of our highest fundraising years!
We formed new partnerships with our Walk sponsors, who have been instrumental in adding ways to help BGCDSO grow. We’ve added a monthly Read-Along event, which allows our DS members to have a night together, and our Coffee and Conversation group, so our parents can have a couple of hours of adult conversation. Sharing moments and experiences give us hope that things are okay even when they are hard, and that we as a community, are not alone in this journey.
We are so appreciative of all our Members, Volunteers, our Group Coordinators, Community Members, Sponsors, and our Board and Staff for all the hard work and due diligence that is put into all you do to help support our organization! We truly could not be successful without you! We look forward to a Happy & Healthy 2024!