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Buddy Walk 2015 makes meaningful strides for down syndrome acceptance

(Source: The Drown Syndrome Society of Greater Cincinnati) (Source: The Drown Syndrome Society of Greater Cincinnati)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The Down Syndrome Society of Greater Cincinnati is celebrating their 14th annual Buddy Walk at Sawyer Point on Saturday, September 12. 

The Buddy Walk was established in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with down syndrome. 

According to a representative,11,500 people walked in honor of a loved one or friend in 2014 and raised over $435,000. 

"Every day we make meaningful strides to foster inclusion and to celebrate the lives of in individuals with Down syndrome," stated the organization. 

The walk is a short one mile stroll starting on the Sawyer Point Kroger Promenade and heads west through and around Yeatman's Cove and then finishes back at Sawyer Point. 

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk will follow at 10 a.m.

Immediately following the walk will be an after party with music, activities and food and beverages provided by sponsors. 

Anyone interested in being a team captain, joining a team or supporting a team can do so by visiting www.buddywalkcincy.org

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