Valley celebrates Down Syndrome Awareness Month with Buddy Walk

The Down Syndrome Association of the Valley is at Eastwood Field in Niles today for their 2017 Buddy Walk

Over 2,000 participants went to the 9th annual Buddy Walk Saturday, hosted at the Shops at Boardman Park.
2016 Buddy Walk

NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – In celebration of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a local Down syndrome organization helped put on a walk to raise awareness about the genetic disorder.

The Down Syndrome Association of the Valley (DSAV) was at Eastwood Field in Niles Sunday for their 2017 Buddy Walk.

The walk began at 1 p.m.

DSAV hoped to raise $100,000 this year for their organization, which provides education, resources and programs for families of those affected by Down Syndrome.

The organization hopes to educate the community on Down syndrome, emphasizing the inclusion of everyone in day-to-day activities.

The Buddy Walk was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society to promote acceptance and inclusion of all people with Down syndrome.


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