Hundreds Walk For Down Syndrome
September 21, 2013 5:53 PM
Hundreds laced up their tennis shoes Saturday morning to walk for Down Syndrome.
The annual ‘Buddy Walk’ took place at Sertoma Park in Sioux Falls. Friends, family members and those living with Down Syndrome, walked around the park to raise awareness.
One of the walkers, Scotty Briggs, lives with the condition and attends the event with his family every year. He was just crowned homecoming king at Roosevelt High School. His mom says the support they have received from the event and the school never goes unnoticed.
“This was a perfect way to end the homecoming week. It’s just about being able to be around everyone that experiences the same thing,” said participant Julie Briggs.
The walk is created by the National Down Syndrome Society. The money goes towards nation-wide and local programs.