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2013 Daddies for Down Sydrome

What do you get when you add 60 moms and dads, fun music, and a great cause? The 2013 Daddies for Down syndrome fundraiser!  Daddies for Down Syndrome was started by Kristine Oleson, the owner of HealthCoach, small health & fitness business in Kensington, Maryland.  In 2001 her nephew and godson Connor was born with Down syndrome and, as she says, "he has changed my life for the better."  In honor of him, Kristine created this special day in hopes she could make a difference for all children and families living with Down syndrome.

It’s four years later and Daddies for Down Syndrome is still going strong!  Raising about $5,700 to support ACDS, Kristine rallied her Mommy Boot camp troops, roped in the daddies and kicked the calories away to support the children and adults served at ACDS.

But it’s not only for mommies and daddies.  On this special day 50 face-painted kids, got to join in with the Super Fun Family Dance Party after watching their moms and dads from the Kid’s Club.

And why not throw in a lemonade stand for more support? That’s just what Kristine’s kids and their friends did, raising an extra $500!  With raffles sponsored by Hilton Hotels and the crowning of Mr. Bootie 2013, this year’s Daddies for Down syndrome definitely put the “fun” in fundraiser!

Thank you to all the participants and volunteers for helping ACDS continue the work we do and we look forward to next year!

Check out Kristine Oleson’s website and learn more about


Photo-Back Row: Michael Smith (Exe.Dir.) Kristine Oleson, Nate Oleson, Vin Santo (Dir.Dev.) Front Row: Jack & Brady Oleson
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