Columbus, OH (PRWEB) September 16, 2012
Eastman & Smith, Ltd. will join over 5,000 walkers as proud silver sponsors of the Down Syndrome of Central Ohio’s Buddy Walk on September 23, 2012 at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. People from all over the country come to central Ohio to participate in the Buddy Walk, where they dance, walk, and share in the carnival atmosphere, all to raise money and promote awareness of the joys of living with Down syndrome.
The Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio (DSACO) is a network of individuals who have Down syndrome, along with their families, friends, and providers. Their mission is to support and educate these individuals, and they serve a sixteen county area in Ohio. Since 1995, the Buddy Walk has bolstered this mission, growing from 12 walks the first year into over 250 walks worldwide in 2012. Last year, 11.2 million dollars were raised for the National Down Syndrome Society, with local chapters, such as central Ohio’s receiving significant funding.
“Supporting the Buddy Walk and the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio means that countless individuals can lead healthier and more fulfilling lives,” said Mark Shaw, a Columbus lawyer and member of Eastman & Smith. “We understand that early intervention, quality medical care, educational programs, as well as building social awareness and social acceptance are all vital for people with Down syndrome.”
For Eastman & Smith, a partnership with the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio is a natural fit. Among those served by their law firm are the health care industry, the disability community, and individuals planning their estates. They recognize that there are varying blessings and concerns which arise when an individual or family navigates life with Down syndrome. Eastman & Smith’s goal is to make all of life’s journeys easier. Shaw said, “We welcome the opportunity to sponsor the Buddy Walk and to further the mission of the Down syndrome association.” It is a celebration like no other.
Although its name has changed since the firm was founded in 1844, Eastman & Smith’s commitment to service has grown along with its size and diversity of practice expertise. Eastman & Smith employs more than 150 people, including over 70 attorneys, in the Toledo, Columbus, Findlay, and Novi, Michigan areas. Their team provides legal services to both individual and corporate clients in all practice areas.