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Going Up For Down Syndrome


O’Brien’s Carpet One Floor & Home in Colorado Springs, CO takes pride in raising money for the Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Association.  Their event - Going Up for Down Syndrome – in partnership with local radio station KRDO sent local radio celebrity Dan Cochell 50 feet in the air. Dan lived on the 50-foot high lift for an entire week to raise money and awareness of Down syndrome. O’Briens Carpet One Floor & Home helped make Dan a little more comfortable by carpeting the interior of the lift with Tigressa carpet. Dan ate and slept up on the lift 24 hrs a day for 8 days. He came down on August 27th to lead the way in the annual Buddy Walk.

O’Briens Carpet One Floor & Home’s team raised the most money out of all the teams, but their biggest success occurred when the family of a newly born baby with Down’s came by the store on the kick-off day to request information because she heard it on the TV and radio stations.

The Buddy Walk® was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

Learn more about the Colorado Springs Buddy Walk.

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