David Daggett Awarded “Buddy of the Year”, Highest Honor Given by the Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network

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Daggett Shuler, Attorneys at Law is pleased to announce that managing partner David Daggett has been given the “Buddy of the Year” award by the Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network at their annual Buddy Walk at West Forsyth High School.

David Daggett being given "Buddy of the Year" Award by the Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network

The acceptance, inclusion and support demonstrated at these events should be an example for all of us and our communities. - David Daggett

The “Buddy of the Year” award is one of the highest honors that the Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network (PDSSN) gives annually. It is given for outstanding dedication, vision and commitment to advocacy for individuals with Down Syndrome. Attorney David Daggett is a longtime supporter of the Down Syndrome community and was honored when he was presented with this special award.

Daggett serves as the host and announcer for both the Buddy Walk and the 3-2-1 Deacon Dash, the two headlining community events that PDSSN puts on annually. The president of PDSSN, Laura Laxton, asked David for the microphone and shocked him by giving him the highest honor the organization gives at the end of the award ceremony.

“David Daggett is one of most civic minded individuals I know,” stated Griff Shuler, David’s business partner.

David Daggett won the Trial Lawyers Care Award given by the national trial lawyers organization AAJ. He hosts a multitude of local triathlons, bike events and health related local events within the community and his church. David also serves on the board of Insight Human Services, an organization focused on meeting the behavioral health needs of those suffering from mental illness, developmental disabilities, and/or substance use issues.

Attorney Daggett, 57, of Winston-Salem has completed 190 triathlons including 27 Ironman competitions. He often compares his extreme daily workout regimen which takes a high level of commitment, dedication and perseverance, to how his law firm, Daggett Shuler approaches each and every client.

The Buddy Walk® was created by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote awareness, acceptance and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome. The 3-2-1 Deacon Dash is a 5K with an extra “dash” of .11 miles so that runners complete 3.21 miles, in honor of the 3rd copy of the 21st chromosome present in people with Down Syndrome.

The Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network (PDSSN) is a nonprofit organization that provides support and information to individuals with Down syndrome and their families in the Piedmont area. PDSSN aims to support and enrich the lives of children and adults with Down Syndrome so they reach their full potential and achieve their dreams.

Additional information available upon request.

Daggett Shuler, Attorneys at Law, principal office is based at 2140 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104. The firm handles personal injury claims including serious injuries, car accidents, workers’ compensation and social security disability. They are leading North Carolina Car Accident Lawyers and top North Carolina Serious Injury Attorneys. They have received national recognition for their Safe Sober Prom Night program. http://www.safesober.com

Daggett Shuler, Attorneys at Law is an incredibly civic minded law firm. They run the Safe Sober Prom Night program focused on getting as many high students to sign a pledge not to drink or do drugs during prom. Over the past 27 years more than 500,000 students have signed the pledge. They also run the Daggett Shuler Free Backpack Program in their local community, which provides brand new free backpacks filled with essential school supplies to students in need.

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