Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Raising Awareness for Williams Syndrome

A few weeks ago, Sassafras was asked if we were interested in sponsoring a Crazy Hair booth at Crows Lake in Jefferson. This was for a fundraiser to help raise awareness for Williams Syndrome. We were more than happy in doing so!
Saying that we had LOADS OF FUN is such an understatement! We were so happy to be there and what a blessing it was to be apart of such a good cause. I think the precious children blessed US more than we did them.
It ended up being such a beautiful day! There were Bouncers, Swirlees was handing out free yogurt, you could get your face painted, take your best shot at the dunking booth, run in the 5K, and so much more! 
Oh yeah.. Hairy Dawg even showed up!!
He sat down in one of our chairs and wanted the works..
We had so many kids that by the end of the day we had used up almost all of our supplies.. let the creativity really begin! The kids were still happy tho and didn't complain at all. And I have to brag on all the yes ma'am's and thank you's we got without the parents even saying a word!

Facts about Williams Syndrome:

  • It affects 1 in 10,000 people worldwide
  • it's a genetic condition that is present at birth and can affect anyone
  • it is characterized by medical and cognitive problems
  • children with WS tend to be social and friendly
  • tend to have a love for music
  • WS individuals experience many cardiac problems, commonly heart murmurs
  • earliest observation of WS include low birth weight, trouble breastfeeding, facial dysmorphies, heart murmur, 

We cannot wait for next year!




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