Alexander's Angels



Saturday, October 14, 2017

Event ended.  Donations still accepted

Tanner Park

Copiague, NY


10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Francesca's Dreams - Captain: Barbara Sottile

Alexander's Angels envisions a world where individuals with Down syndrome are not defined by their disability but by their individuality.

Hello Everyone,

It’s that time again for Alexander’s Angels 11th Annual Long Island Buddy Walk. 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Tanner Park, Copiague, NY

10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 


It has been such a milestone year for Francesca.  In June, Francesca graduated from Guggenheim Elementary.  Francesca did great graduation day.  She loved walking in with her friends, singing the songs everyone worked so hard learning, walking up to receive her elementary school diploma and shaking hands with her teacher and principal.  It truly was an amazing day!  In a few weeks, school starts and Francesca will be going to middle school.  She is so excited - but I think her big brother, Antonio, is even more excited.  He has been waiting for the day that they could both go to the same school together.  We know that Francesca will be the "mayor" of Weber Middle School. 

The end of 2016 wasn't as much fun.  Francesca had hip surgery to try to correct the dysplasia.  It was a successful surgery performed by one of our favorite doctors - Dr. DiMauro.  Again, he did everything in his power to help Francesca.  It was a difficult recovery.  It was not fun being in a spica cast for Christmas.  But Francesca was a trooper. As always, displaying the amazing strength that she has.  Francesca goes to physical therapy every week, trying to strengthen that right side, getting her to fully extend and weight bear on that leg.  With her determination, we know she will get there.

Francesca is my partner in watching Food Network.  She loves watching cooking shows.  She will ask me to watch cooking over cartoons.  With her love of cooking shows and food in general, I think she would be a great chef or food critic.

Francesca loves going to dance class.  Dancing Dreams has been such a wonderful experience for her.  She is able to perform on stage like all other children do - dancing to fun music and wearing great costumes.  She is looking forward to dance starting up again in September.

We are so excited for this coming year.  It's such a big year and we know that Francesca will do great.  With her determination, hard work and spunk - she will accomplish everything that she puts her mind to.

We are excited for this year's Buddy Walk.  It's a great time for all of our family and friends to get together and celebrate Francesca and all her accomplishments and raise awareness for individuals as wonderful as Francesca.  We hope you can join us.

We hope that you will sponsor us in our walk to raise awareness to better the lives of individuals with Down Syndrome.  One of the beneficiaries of the LI Buddy Walk will be ACDS (Association for Children with Down Syndrome), which is the school Francesca attended for 5 years (since she was 18 months old).


Team Goal

Team Donors
Barbara & Pat DeMartino
Jennifer Yelli-Ronzoni
Ms. Rosner wishes to honor the birthday of Dr. Martha Rodriguez of Boynton Beach, FL.
Joaquin Vera
The Asselta Family
Kathy O'Connell
Patricia Betts
John Rector
Rieber family
Simone Stinson
Claudine Jannuzzi
Denise Faltischek
Maria Ferri
John and Sharon Tiberia & Family
Nicole, Mike, Jamison & Tristan
Renee Guerrieri
Matching Gift Thermo Fisher Scientific
Pam Jones-Nill
Bold Systems, LLC
Teresa and Augusto
philip rybecky
The Genicoff Family
Angela and Francis Sottile
Elise May
Tony and pina ferri
kenneth knuth
Michael Lewis
Kenny Abell
Chondrogiannis Family
The Henn Family
Joey & Claudia
Shyla Sottile
Jo Ann
Sue Gilad
Andrew Babaian
Aunt Mary and Uncle Mike
Giovanni Nasetti
Enzo's Baptism
The Cobas Family
Andrea Crispino
Zia Cetta
Barbara Sottile
Daniel Beyer
Antonio & Giovanna Tomassi
Maria Kefalas
Ann Marie Fitzpatrick
Antoinette Matos
joan volpe
Roseanna Marino
Mike Errigo
Robert Landau
Pete/Laura Tiberia
Josephine Comotto
Danny & Liz Weiss
Barbara and Joseph Sottile
Dr. D
Lorenza Cerroni
Derek & Maria Kefalas
Ryan Eckman
The Robinsons
Grandma Jean and Poppa Joe
Rick DiRocco
Andrew Schwartz
Team Registrants
Christopher Dellavecchia
Joseph Sottile
Enzo Betts
Alyssa Cerroni
Angela Sottile
Sarah Fink
James Betts
Francis Sottile
Amelia Chondrogiannis
Dylan Cobas
Antoinette Matos
Christina Errigo
Marco Betts
Giovanna Corridan
Josephine Ferri
Francesca Sottile
Linda Chondrogiannis
Sharon Tiberia
Louis Sottile
Christina Corridan
Italo Cerroni
Francesca Betts
Mary Sottile
Jake Cobas
Giovanna Tomassi
Jo Ann Fink
Danielle Rieber
RoseAnna Marino
Eddie Cobas
James Corridan
Michael Sottile
Maria Kefalas
Monica Cobas
Gabriella Sottile
Antonio Sottile
Sammy Rieber
Renita Sottile
Mike Errigo
Antonio Tomassi
Susanah Chondrogiannis
Allie Fink
Barbara Sottile
Herman Matos
James Chondrogiannis
Shyla Sottile
Lorenza Cerroni
Proud Sponsors of Alexander's Angels 11th Long Island Buddy Walk
About the Buddy Walk

The Buddy Walk® was created by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.  The Buddy Walk® has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to over 250 each year with at least one in every state across the country and many abroad.  The Buddy Walk program is supported nationally by NDSS and organized at the local level by parent support groups and other organizations, schools, and motivated individuals. 

Alexander's Angels has been the organizer of the Buddy Walk® on Long Island since its inception in 2007.  In addition to sustaining the corporation, funds raised by Alexander's Angels benefit local programs and services, Down syndrome cognitive research, as well as local and national advocacy and awareness initiatives that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.

Alexander's Angels Mission
Alexander's Angels, Inc. Mission:  To further awareness of the contributions and needs of individuals with Down syndrome and to raise funds for advocacy, service, and research organizations.
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