From The Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — The 8th Annual Sing-A-Thon to raise donations for Down Syndrome Alabama will be held on Monday, October 17, from 6 p.m.
Rob Langford has hosted the event for the past eight years, and he promised to sing any song for a donation. The Sing-A-Thon will be broadcast live on Facebook, and Langford asked if anyone had any song requests to post them to his Facebook page or in person at Trussville Social.
Langford said that he had been involved with the Down Syndrome community even before his son, Zac, was born with Down Syndrome.
Langford explained the first year he created the Sing-A-Thon, he raised $800, and every year since then, the Sing-A-Thon continues to grow. Last year the event raised over $2,000, and this year Langford plans to raise even more.
This event helps families in the community come together, raise awareness for Down Syndrome, and let those who have Down Syndrome know they are not alone. Langford said that he believes that people with Down Syndrome are a blessing from God, and if this Sing-A-Thon can raise money for Down Syndrome Alabama, he has done his job.
Donations can be made at https://secure.downsyndromealabama.org/np/clients/downsyndromealabama/campaign.jsp?campaign=38&fundraiser=10& or by scanning the QR code.