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Buddy Walk: Sat. Oct 1

The Grand Cities Buddy Walk is happening this Saturday, Oct. 1 at University Park!

Registration and fun will begin at 10:00 a.m., with the walk around University Park  starting at 11 a.m. Pre-registration is not necessary and no registration fees are collected from walkers. The walk promotes Down syndrome awareness and is supported by well-appreciated community sponsors. Walkers who wish to donate $15 or more will receive a Buddy Walk t-shirt.

The Buddy Walk was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to celebrate Down syndrome Awareness month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.   The Buddy Walk has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to nearly 300 walks planned for 2011 worldwide.  In 2010, more than $11.2 million was raised nationwide to benefit local programs and services, as well as the national advocacy and public awareness initiatives of NDSS that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.

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