Buddy Walk sees more community support

October 19, 2013 • Local News

Walkers on the team “Mikayla’s Marvels” pass by a sign saying: “When we grow up, we want to be…” one of the themes of the annual Buddy Walk Saturday at Spring River Park and Zoo. (Amy Vogelsang Photo)

“10… 9… 8…” The countdown started. “… 3… 2… 1…” And they were off. More than 650 people began their walk around Spring River Park and Zoo Saturday morning.

It was cold. Breaths floated on the air and people shivered under their layers. But in the excitement, coats got thinner and various team shirts produced a rainbow of color as those teams stuck together in the annual Buddy Walk, a walk to raise awareness and acceptance of those with Down syndrome.

This year’s turnout topped all past years, and people Login to read more

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