Alexander's Angels



Saturday, October 20, 2018


Sunken Meadow State Park
The Pavilion  
Kings Park, NY 11754


Thank you for your participation!


JuJu's Crew - Captain: Amanda Wood

Thank you for supporting our team and Alexander's Angels work on behalf of the Down syndrome community (Since 2007).

Our baby boy, Jude Hendrix Wood, arrived two weeks early on Friday, April 13, 2018. After a long journey and many years of trying to get pregnant, we became a family of three. Knowing from the beginning there was a possibility that Jude would have Down Syndrome, we didn't care, either way, he was our miracle baby. In the operating room, after Jude was delivered, we were told that Jude did in fact have Down Syndrome. I won't lie, we were scared and sad at first because we were about to take on the unknown. However, we wouldn't change a thing. Jude is so strong and he continues to impress us each day. He loves to smile, laugh and my favorite, snuggle! He has crushed each milestone that has come his way and I know that he will continue to do so as he grows. The 2018 Buddy Walk is our first organized event that we are participating in to support Down Syndrome and bring awareness to those who are not familiar with the diagnosis. In the beginning I was afraid - afraid about what people would say or how they would react when told Jude has Down Syndrome. But the reality is, there is so much support and love and community amongst us "special few" who have children with Down Syndrome and we are excited to become a part of that community and watch our sweet Jude thrive!

We ask that you please consider making a donation to our team, "JuJu's Crew" in support of Alexander's Angels - an all-volunteer based organization with the goal to promote recognition of the often overlooked attributes of individuals with Down syndrome by highlighting their abilities.

Alexander's Angels aims to raise awareness outside the Down syndrome community by continuing working with local colleges, corporations, the community at large, and with Down syndrome organizations in a collaborative effort to promote a better understanding of people with Down syndrome by presenting the person with Down syndrome for what he/she is, a person with feelings and abilities much like anyone else.  To that end Alexander's Angels aims to organize events that showcase to the community-at-large special talents within the Down syndrome community.

Team Goal

Team Registrants
Michelle Zito
Angela Ciappa
Dmitry Saluzzi
Peter Zito
Michael Gaspar
Jude Wood
Jennifer Shea
Sophi Gaspar
Claire Zito
Cole Shea
Jeanine Benenati
Clare Farrell
Ryker Wood
Keith Benenati
Ron Wood
Anthony Zito
Veronica Auletta
Amanda Wood
Joey Zito
Jackson Benenati
Susanne Wood
Tommy Benenati
Matt Auletta
Anthony Zanni
Alexandra Saluzzi
Gary Zito
Joan Caramante
joanne mccauley
Nancy Gaspar
Joanne DeBlasio
Zac Zanni
Jennifer Shelorke
Joanne Shelorke
Team Fundraisers
Proud Sponsors of Alexander's Angels 12th 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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