In October, Club 21 in Pasadena had its annual walk-a-thon to raise money to support the programs and services it provides to children with Down syndrome and their families. Lawrence Grassedonio, sales partner with Dilbeck Real Estate Real Living, is actively involved in this event.
The reach of Club 21 has steadily extended far beyond its home base in Pasadena to many outlying cities and towns. Grassedonio and his family are members of Club 21 and participate in the walk every year. The Grassedonio’s youngest daughter, Amanda, 5, has Down syndrome and has benefitted immensely from the programs offered by Club 21. These include the Learning Program from which she has gained tools to supplement her traditional education that have helped her to become a more advanced reader.
“Our family has benefitted as well [from Club 21],” Grassedonio said. “My 10-year-old daughter participates in Sib Shop, which is a super fun, supportive gathering for siblings of those with Down syndrome. My wife is on the board of Club 21 and I am a member of the D.A.D.S. group – Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome. We do a lot of the heavy lifting for events, parties, etc, and are there to support one another as fathers of children with DS.”
The Dilbeck Charitable Foundation gave a sizable donation and sponsored the photo booth at the walk.
The Dilbeck sales partners, mostly from the Burbank office, were extremely generous as well. Altogether, the walk raised $113,000 for Club 21 and Dilbeck was a large part of that effort.
For more information, contact Lawrence Grassedonio at Dilbeck Real Estate Real Living, Burbank office (818) 679-0574.