Central Illinois Down Syndrome Organization • 38th Annual Gala Fundraiser • Friday, June 14, Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Normal • Photos by Thom Rakestraw

Approximately 230 people enjoyed a delicious dinner and entertainment and raised money for a great cause at the 38th Annual Cidso fundraiswer. Honorary co-chairs Al and Linda Bowman were on hand to greet guests and mingled with the crowd as they perused the silent auction items. One of the big ticket live auction items was a week in a condo in Orlando.

At 40+ years old, CIDSO is one of the oldest Down syndrome organizations in the country. It is entirely volunteer-run and provides services and funding for individuals with Down syndrome and their families from infancy to adulthood. They strive to increase public awareness of issues facing individuals with Down syndrome and foster inclusion in all settings and increase opportunities in education, recreation, employment, and social engagement.

CIDSO invites everyone to come out to our Buddy Walk on September 21at the Interstate Center, Bloomington for games, prizes, food, and fun for all ages!


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