We thank Roosevelt Field--a Simon Mall; all our sponsors; our invited guest organizations; volunteers (we are all volunteers), and everyone who attended. This event would not have been possible without the help of so many.
We'll see you at the Buddy Walk(R)!
(Supporting Francesca and her friends)
West Babylon HS
Dan, The Man, The Artist
and his family
(scroll to see his works below)
St Aidan Parish School
(Supporting Kellie McAuliffe)
Church of St Jude
(through Lauren Gomez-Nieto)
Brittany's Baskets of Hope
($1.00 donation per bracelet sold at event)
Memorare Council 3476, Knights of Columbus
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At Lani's School
At Rosevelt Field
The ACDS Let's Groove Zumba Performers under the direction of Vera Finkelstein rocked the mall.
Board Member Yelena Nemirovskaya with son Noah. With husband Eric, also a Board Member, they manned the Alexander's Angels table.
Self-Advocate Brittany Schiavone, founder of Brittany's Baskets of Hope received 20 WDSD onesies for her baskets from Alexander's Angels.
Co-President Kyle Erickson addressed the audience while Co-President
Lauren Gomez-Nieto greeted her fellow Civil Air Patrol cadets who, once again, helped with our event.
NER-NY-288 LT. QUENTIN ROOSEVELT CADET SQUADRON
Bob and Eileen McAuliffe, captains of the team Kelley Koalas & very active since 2007, celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary with us. Their daughter Kelley enjoyed the Star Wars characters.
Shane Stepinsky (Shane Shining Stars) chats with the Star Wars characters. His brother Anthony Cuccia is responsible for making our newsletter look professional, 6 times a year!
Enjoy the video of the Star Wars dancing with our guests. DJ Chris is sponsored by Daniel Walsh's East Neck Insurance at our two major annual events.
Self-Advocate John Cronin, who with his father Mark are the founders of John Crazy socks, entertained the participants.
Francesca Sottile, (Francesca's Dreams team since 2007) Co-VP of Alexander's Angels Youth/Self-Advocates competing with a Star Wars character.
Not only did the NY Islanders mascot Sparky delighted our guests, but the Islanders also provided a table filled with prizes to make our event really special.
You are never too young to become a Star Wars fan. Little Noah seems mesmerized by the creature in front of him.
The Rodriguez Family (Team Carlani) take a break from overseeing the Arts & Crafts table.
Co-Presidents Kyle and Lauren get ready to depart the mall after a very enjoyable event.
But... there is more!
An integral part of the event was an informal DOWNrightART exhibition.
See the participating artists with their amazing artwork below.