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Published October 04, 2013, 04:07 PM

Buddy Walk on Saturday to celebrate Down Syndrome awareness month

October is Down Syndrome awareness month, and to celebrate communities nationwide are holding annual Buddy Walks. This years walk is Saturday at University Park with registration starting at 1 pm.

October is Down Syndrome awareness month, and to celebrate communities nationwide are holding annual Buddy Walks. This years walk is Saturday at University Park with registration starting at 1 pm. The Buddy Walk was originally developed by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to promote awareness and inclusion for people with Down Syndrome and to raise money for research and education programs.

The "walk" involves children and adults with Down Syndrome, their families, friends and local supporters and shows they possess a wide range of abilities and are active participants in the community!

The event is free and open to the public, walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome!

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