Welcome to James' sQuad 2017 Team Page!
We are excited to be able to join our second annual CHOP Buddy Walk. This year, we hope to be our best year in fundraising for our team and the entire CHOP Trisomy 21 Program.
James is an active patient at the Trisomy 21 Program. Every year, we visit the program and review James' successes throughout the year both physically and developmentally. Without the hard work by the doctors, nurses, therapists (physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech/feeding, etc), James would not be in the position he is in today. The endless research that the program does for CHOP and the Down syndrome community is amazing.
We look forward to you joining us on Team James' sQuad and thank you for your continuous support!
Why I Walk:
The CHOP Buddy Walk is the sole fundraiser for the Trisomy 21 Program: CHOP’s Trisomy 21 Program, which cares for more than 1,200 children and 300 adults annually, would not exist as it does today without the tremendous support of the CHOP Buddy Walk® & Family Fun Day.
The CHOP Buddy Walk provides hope for tomorrow for children with trisomy 21, also known as Down syndrome, the most frequently occurring genetic syndrome in the United States. One in every 800 children are born with Down syndrome, and they often face an uncertain future. These children are at greater risk of developing chronic and life-threatening conditions such as heart disease, bone deformities, neurological, gastrointestinal and endocrine disorders, as well as feeding and developmental disabilities.
How Can You Help?
By donating and helping me support:
- Ongoing clinical care and coordination for children and adults with Down syndrome and their families
- New assessment tools to identify potential issues and intervene early
- Continuing education for families, medical providers and community members
- Transformational research to improve the quality — and quantity — of life for individuals with Down syndrome
James, Michelle & Jamie