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SEI Takes Part in the Dallas Buddy Walk

Southern Enterprises, Inc. participates in fundraising efforts for The Down Syndrome Guild's annual Buddy Walk

DALLAS, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Southern Enterprises, Inc. (SEI) employees joined together to fundraise for a charity very near and dear to their hearts -- The Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas (DSG). Each year, the Down Syndrome Guild hosts a massive fundraiser known as the Buddy Walk, and it's growing every year. The fundraising for SEI was spearheaded by their longtime employee, Talor Milstein, who lives with Down syndrome. Talor has been a part of the SEI family for over 12 years and is a valued member of the SEI team.

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Each year, Talor and SEI set a goal to raise thousands of dollars to donate to the Buddy Walk for the DSG. This year, Talor has raised over $16,000 through support letters and combined efforts with SEI. These efforts go towards Down syndrome research and awareness, but also to aid the Down syndrome community by providing wheel chairs, physical therapy and much more to over 1,400 local families.  In total, the Buddy Walk event raised $297,000, exceeding their goal by $37,000.

The Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas held the Buddy Walk at Victory Plaza on Sunday, November 4, at 11:00 A.M. Over 9,000 people came to join in the festivities for a fun-filled day that included a one-mile fun walk, live music, food truck vendors, and activities for the whole family. Many SEI employees, family members, and pets were among those that participated in the Buddy Walk with Talor. Fun was had by all, including the Honorary Chairpersons and popular Dallas radio personalities, Kellie Raspberry and Big Al Mack. SEI encourages their clients and consumers to learn about the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas and contribute in any way possible. You can learn more about the Buddy Walk by visiting their website at www.downsyndromedallas.org.

About SEI

Southern Enterprises, Inc. (SEI) is a privately owned, Dallas-based designer, manufacturer, importer, and wholesaler of home furnishings and decorative accessories with over three decades of experience. Aside from being a leading manufacturer in the furniture industry, SEI takes time to help those in need through different organizations and events, including Jonathan's Place, Make-a-Wish, and donating toys to children in hospitals. SEI looks forward to participating in many more charitable events in 2013.

About The Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas

The Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas (DSG) was started in 1978 by a group of mothers of young children with Down syndrome. The DSG makes it their mission to provide accurate and current information about Down syndrome. They receive funding through grants, donations, and fundraising to provide support to hundreds of families in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

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Krys Hopkins Southern Enterprises, Inc., 972-616-1495, [email protected]

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