October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and that also means it's time for Buddy Walks! Never heard of a Buddy Walk? The National Down Syndrome Society established the first Buddy Walk in 1995 to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome. Actor Chris Burke led the flagship Buddy Walk in New York City. Last year more than 230,000 people participated in Buddy Walks across the country. Since the Buddy Walk was created in 1995, over 2,000,000 people have participated in Buddy Walks worldwide!
Go to buddywalk.org to find a walk in your area!