March 21, 2014 Rock Your Socks – World Down Syndrome Day

On March 21, 2014 we celebrated World Down Syndrome Day with so may others around the world. This was a very busy day for Andrew as we headed off to Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens first thing to get pictures taken with employees that Andrew works with. Check out all the wonderful sock posses 🙂 Nice legs everyone.

Rocking their socks at Colasanti Farms 2014

Andrew, Ashley & Rowan at Colasanti Farms WDSD 2014

After several great photos and of course some Group Hugs we headed to Saint-Ambroise school in St. Joachim. Andrew had a blast meeting students, showing everyone his Queens Diamond Jubilee Award and posing for more pictures. The students were all very excited to meet Andrew and they all “Rocked their socks” in support of World Down Syndrome Day.

St. Aimbroise school WDSD 2014

Keeping on schedule, we then headed to the TD Bank in Belle River where Andrew set up his Group Hug Apparel designs to sell with proceeds going to The Children’s Miracle Network – benefiting the London Children’s Hospital. Andrew also collected canned food, hats, gloves and socks for Street Help Homeless Shelter that day. Andrew had a blast with everyone that stopped in to visit. All of the employees at the bank were awesome!!!!! Denise, Carol & Rimona just to name a few went that extra mile to make Andrew’s visit that much more exceptional, presented Andrew with an early birthday present…….. a delicious birthday cake that “Rocked” 🙂

TD Bank Belle River celebrating WDSD 2014 & Andrew’s Birthday

They also helped out with one of Andrew’s birthday wishes by presenting him with some gift cards to pay it forward on April 5th……….. read more about that here ………..
There were students from Belle River High School, friends that stopped in from around Windsor/Essex County, Politicians, the local press and everyone was so generous to bring in donations, purchased shirts and “Rock Their Socks”……………. all on World Down Syndrome Day!

WDSD – 2014 students from Belle River High School

Andrew & Taras Natyshak Windsor/Essex MPP

While all of this was going on with Andrew, Karen Amlin of Grinvilla Photography in Kingsville was so kind to take pictures of anyone stopping by her studio that day “Rocking Their Socks” for free. Thank you Karen for the beautiful job on everyones pictures. You are amazing!

Rock Your Socks World Down syndrome Day 2014

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your wonderful and continued support!

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