Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Glitz & Glam

I am in full swing DSAMC (Down Syndrome Association of the Mid-Columbia) benefit mode right now. I'm living it, between play dates, pre school, therapy, work, doctors appointments, and daily life! But all those little blank spots in the day...THOSE are filled with benefit planning! And I'm loving every second of it. So, now that a majority of the planning is done & we are now in the "execution" phase of the benefit...I thought I would share with you exactly what it is I have been working on! Here it is...

Glitz & Glam...Stepping Up for Down Syndrome!
Glitz & Glam (or G&G) is going to be a fabulous "ladies night out" type of event! It will be on May 14th, 2011 at the Anthony's event center at 6:00 pm. We will start off with hors d'oeuvers & cocktails, silent auction, & fun with girlfriends in a photo booth! We will then move into the main dining room for a delicious dinner & 3 amazing guest speakers. Our first guest speaker will be one of the members of the DSAMC board. She will talk about how & why DSAMC was started & where DSAMC is headed. Our second guest speaker is a member of DSAMC. She will be sharing with us a little bit about her families life since being given an amazing little angel of a little boy with Down syndrome. And our third guest speaker is a mother of a 51 year old son with Down Syndrome. She is going to share with us how she & her son started their own business & his success in business! I am so excited to have these three fabulous women playing such a huge role in our benefit & sharing their stories with the rest of us! We wanted to do something special for our 2nd guest speaker (the mother of the little boy), so we are treating her to a mini make over the day of the event, and we have a few other special gifts for her as well...just in case she's a reader...I don't want to spoil the surprise! In between the guest speakers we will have a few door prizes & a dessert auction! And at the lucky lady will drawn at random to win a very special prize!! And to end the evening...more cocktails & dancing with our wonderful girlfriends!
So now that you know what the event is about...let me tell you who we are and why we are doing the event! This is coming right from our sponsorship form....
The Glitz & Glam benefit is organized by a group of fabulous women who care to promote awareness and inclusion for people with Down syndrome and raise money for a Resource Center. The Resource Center will provide education to families, people touched by Down syndrome, and community members.
I am once again truly amazed by the generosity of local business owners & individuals donating to this fabulous event! If this even sounds like something that you feel you would like to be part are a few ways!
1. Provide monetary donation to fund the Resource Center
2. Offer an in-kind donation of your products or services for the Benefit
3. Contact me about sponsoring a table of yourself and 9 of your girlfriends! (Tables are moving quickly, so if it's something you are interested in...get in touch with me soon)
If you have any questions about the event or ideas to make this event even more fabulous, you can contact me by leaving a comment on my blog, or e mail at or on Face Book (Julie Moyer Gould)!
If you are new to my blog & would like to learn more about our life with Down Syndrome, feel free to check out our pages on the right hand side under the Down syndrome awareness ribbon!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A must watch...

This was too good to not repost...Thanks Jen!