Did you know that October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month? Or that one in every 800-1000 live births results in a child with Down Syndrome? Down Syndrome Connection, an affiliate of the Arc of the Central Chesapeake, aims to encourage, empower and embrace those with Down Syndrome along with their families.
For the month of October, Travel Advantage Network, a vacation accommodations program, dedicated its charitable efforts to Down Syndrome Connection. Vickie Hamilton, Staff Accountant, raised funds for this charity that she has a personal connection to.
“I chose Down Syndrome Connection because my daughter has Down syndrome,” Vickie said. “I have seen the difference this organization makes in the lives of people with Down Syndrome living in Anne Arundel County.”
To support this charity, Vickie held several activities including bingo, ghost candy grams, and a muffin/bagel sale. General donations were also collected throughout the company.
A big thank you to Vickie and the Travel Advantage Network employees who helped donate towards this charitable cause. To find out more information about Down Syndrome Connection, you can visit their official website here.