Buddy Walk Supports Families Affected by Down Syndrome

Did you know that more than 400,000 people in the United States are living with Down Syndrome? Down Syndrome is a genetic condition where a person is born with an extra copy of chromosome 21, and the 15th annual St. Clair County Down Syndrome Walk will be an opportunity for the community to embrace and support individuals living with the condition. The walk will take place Saturday, September 28th from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. starting at Pine Grove Park. 

While the event is free to participate in, walkers are encouraged to raise money that will go towards supporting the St. Clair County Down Syndrome Support Group. Those funds primarily go towards scholarships to assist families with educational, recreational, and medical needs. They also help provide welcoming information and resources to share with new parents whose children were recently diagnosed with Down Syndrome. For more information on the group or event, visit the event on our website here. 

Reporting for WGRT – EBWtv