Benny's Band of Buddies

Team Years: 1

Come play and rock out with Benny at the Buddy walk! Anyone can join his band and show their love and support for our little rocker!

Welcome to our 2018 Tucson Buddy Walk® team fundraising page!  We are walking to show our support Benny and the more than 400,000 other individuals with Down syndrome in the U.S. Every dollar we raise brings us one step closer to ensuring that our child and every individual will have the opportunity to reach their potential.

Our fundraising efforts will support local programs and services, as well as National Down Syndrome Society advocacy and public awareness initiatives that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.

Make your tax-deductible donation today and take the first step toward helping us achieve our goal. Thank you for your support!

Our Funds Raised: $275.00
My goal: $500.00 55%
Fundraising History
Ever and Lola $20.00
We love you!
Ms. Terri $50.00
Toby & Jim $50.00
Rosemary Bolza $50.00
Diane Krumm $50.00
Lots of love and prayers to all of you on Team Benny
Taymar Pixleysmith $10.00
Taymar Pixleysmith $15.00
Caspian Pixley $15.00
Max Smith $15.00

When I drop Benny off at school, the kids surround him with hugs. This is what “suffering from Down syndrome” looks like. #downsyndrome #rockinthe21

When I drop Benny off at school, the kids surround him with hugs. This is what “suffering from Down syndrome” looks like. #downsyndrome #rockinthe21

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Little drummer boy.

Little drummer boy.

Benny helps feed a tiny kitten. Heart melt.

Benny helps feed a tiny kitten. Heart melt.

Happy Down syndrome awareness month everybody! #downsyndrome #rockinthe21

Happy Down syndrome awareness month everybody! #downsyndrome #rockinthe21

Benny dressed as a cow for his friend’s animal costume birthday party. A few minutes later he was out on all fours in the grass calling out “moo, moo!”

Benny dressed as a cow for his friend’s animal costume birthday party. A few minutes later he was out on all fours in the grass calling out “moo, moo!”

It was chilly and raining today so Benny finally got to wear his new curious George hoody that Max’s cousin Barbara got him for his birthday in August.

It was chilly and raining today so Benny finally got to wear his new curious George hoody that Max’s cousin Barbara got him for his birthday in August.

The awesome thing about having a Dr who also has a kid with Down syndrome is that he really gets it! We love Dr Crawford! Yesterday’s Down syndrome clinic was a half day appointment where Benny got seen by the Dr as well as a physical therapist, audiologists, a dietician, dentist, ophthalmologist, a local resource expert and social workers to help us with any questions about the DDD, IEP, behavior issues, etc. They are all experts in working with children with special needs, with specialized knowledge and equipment.  This one appointment will save us months of running back and forth to various doctors and therapists appointments. Yay!! #downsyndromeclinic #tucson

The awesome thing about having a Dr who also has a kid with Down syndrome is that he really gets it! We love Dr Crawford! Yesterday’s Down syndrome clinic was a half day appointment where Benny got seen by the Dr as well as a physical therapist, audiologists, a dietician, dentist, ophthalmologist, a local resource expert and social workers to help us with any questions about the DDD, IEP, behavior issues, etc. They are all experts in working with children with special needs, with specialized knowledge and equipment. This one appointment will save us months of running back and forth to various doctors and therapists appointments. Yay!! #downsyndromeclinic #tucson

Benny had his first lesson at schoolhouse of rock today...it was magical. #shor

Benny had his first lesson at schoolhouse of rock today...it was magical. #shor

Benny trying out a coco guitar at a free kids guitar class. #rockin

Benny trying out a coco guitar at a free kids guitar class. #rockin

Looks like Benny’s favorite colors are blue and green! How cute is this? Pre-k @foholaway

Looks like Benny’s favorite colors are blue and green! How cute is this? Pre-k @foholaway

Benny rocks more than an extra chromosome, today he rocked his ukelele at the schoolhouse of rock! #shor #bennyrocks

Benny rocks more than an extra chromosome, today he rocked his ukelele at the schoolhouse of rock! #shor #bennyrocks

Happiness is riding the big brother and cousin arm swing.

Happiness is riding the big brother and cousin arm swing.

Chilling with Dad in nature.

Chilling with Dad in nature.

Enjoying the view with daddy.

Enjoying the view with daddy.

Benny rocked his smile at the Changing the Face of Beauty headshot clinic in Tucson. Looking for agents!! ;)

Benny rocked his smile at the Changing the Face of Beauty headshot clinic in Tucson. Looking for agents!! ;)