Ask any parent of a child with Down syndrome and they will tell you that every day presents multiple opportunities to promote Down syndrome awareness and advocate for their child to be included in school and community activities. However, each year, there is one special day during October that members of a local Down Syndrome Association step up their efforts in conjunction with National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. This year’s Buddy Walk and Family Fun Day will take place Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. until noon in the SouthWood Town Center located in Tallahassee, Fla.
“The Buddy Walk is always a heartwarming celebration of the accomplishments of people with Down syndrome,” said Rachel Kerensky, event coordinator and mom to Luke, an active teenager with Down syndrome. “Luke, along with our family and friends, looks forward to this event year after year. It’s fun and, most importantly it raises awareness helping to remind people that we are all more alike than different.”
See Tuesday's edition for more details.