Wine Tasting Event Kicks Off 21st Annual Buddy Walk

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BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Buddy Walk … Uncorked, a very special wine tasting held at The Wine Cellar of Boynton Beach on July 29, kicked off the 21st Annual Buddy Walk, which benefits Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization, a non-profit serving children and adults with Down syndrome. Guests enjoyed sipping a variety of fine wines and delectable foods Buddy Walk … Uncorked was sponsored by Estate Properties of Palm Beach and Pilates of Palm Beach. Funds from the event will be used to support the Gold Coast Resource Center, which houses programs that help Palm Beach County children and adults with Down syndrome and their families. According to Co-chair Bethany Pauley, “Last year we sold the most tickets ever to Buddy Walk … Uncorked and raised the most money. We’re confident that this will be an even better year. The Wine Cellar offered us a wide array of wines; the food was delicious, and our attendees were a warm and wonderful group.” Co-chair Erin Allen added, “I am so happy to have helped with my second Buddy Walk … Uncorked and to be raising funds that support the Gold Coast Resource Center. My son Grayson has Down syndrome and we participate in Music Therapy at the Center every week. Over the past year, the families and staff at Gold Coast have been a tremendous source of information and help to my husband and myself. It is very rewarding for me to give back by being involved with the winetasting fundraiser.” The actual Buddy Walk will take place Oct. 18, 2015, from 8 a.m. to noon at John Prince Park in Lake Worth. The family-fun event includes a one-mile walk, free breakfast, bounce houses, petting zoo, rock wall, pony rides, young children’s games, face painting, dunk tank, live entertainment, DJ and dancing and a raffle and silent auction. Hot dogs and drinks will be available for a small suggested donation, courtesy of G4S. The event raises funds for the Gold Coast Down Syndrome’s educational, social and advocacy programs (serving all of Palm Beach County) and promotes awareness of the capabilities and talents of persons with Down syndrome. The event is expected to attract 3,000 people and raise $180,000 in support of Gold Coast programs. Visit www.gcdso.donordrive.com/bw2015/ to register online or contact Anne at ad.gcdso@bellsouth.net or 561-752-3383 for more details. The 21st Annual Buddy Walk is presented by G4S.