Category Archives: “Be Strong Rock On” campaign

Andrew Is Always On A Wonderful Journey

Help Fill A Back Pack (Bear In A Bag) With Andrew Banar Andrew Banar is a young man with Down syndrome and owner of Group Hug Apparel in Kingsville Ontario. Andrew has recently partnered with the Dollar Tree in Leamington … Continue reading

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Even Super Heros Need A Hand Sometimes

Andrew is contacted often to help provide comfort for little one’s who are sick in the hospital or receiving treatments for an illness. He does this by sending packages to them with a new stuffed toys or one of his … Continue reading

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Mason’s Fight

Andrew had the opportunity to meet his new friend Mason last week and he gave him, along with his mom and dad some of his “Be Strong Rock On” shirts. Andrew enjoys giving his shirts to little ones to help … Continue reading

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No one Fights alone!

Andrew, you are my Hero. You fight every step of the way and always take chances. You are always willing to learn and try new things. You my son, have showed me that everyone has the ability to achieve. You … Continue reading

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Be Strong Rock On Dinner

What is a Friend ~ A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause, a comrade. ” To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world”. To all … Continue reading

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Introducing “Julia” a nail polish like no other

We are so very proud to announce  “Julia” a nail polish that was created by Andrew and inspired by his girlfriend Julia. Andrew is always searching for that perfect shade of polish and when he could not find it what … Continue reading

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Pasta Dinner/Fundraiser Honouring Andrew – Canadian Down Syndrome Hero

Pasta Dinner/Fundraiser Honouring Andrew Banar ~ Canadian Down syndrome Hero 2015 Friday June 19th at Colasanti Tropical Gardens 1550 Rd 3 E. Kingsville ON Tickets $20 each (cash only) All proceeds go toward Andrew’s  ongoing “Helping Sick Kids One Shirt … Continue reading

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W.E. Care Donor Spotlight

We are so very honoured that Andrew and his Group Hug Apparel business was chosen to be the W.E. Care Donor Spotlight for the month of March from W.E. Care For Kids Foundation. What a wonderful month to be recognized … Continue reading

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Three Times the Beauty and Three Time the Love

When Andrew set out to help others from his “Helping Sick Kids One Shirt At A Time” campaign, i never imagined that his love would touch so many kiddies and their families outside of our own community. How beautiful is … Continue reading

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It’s a “Let’s Be The Reason Someone Smiles Kind Of Day”.

April 5th was Andrew’s birthday and instead of gifts he asked others to pay it forward and do a random act of kindness for someone. What a great birthday it was for everyone that participated. Andrew received so many wonderful … Continue reading

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Andrew helping a friend feel better

Hi Andrew & Karen I wanted to reach out to you and thank you for the wonderful shirt “Be Strong and Rock On” for my son Andrew, and more importantly the extra prayers! He had his PDA heart surgery and … Continue reading

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Be Strong Rock On Maiysn

This is Andrew’s friend Maiysn Spencer enjoying some time away from the hospitals and visiting Colasanti Farms. Andrew & Maiysn have not met yet, but Andrew knows that one day when he is feeling better he will share with him … Continue reading

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