"Buddy Walk" benefits National Down Syndrome Society - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

"Buddy Walk" benefits National Down Syndrome Society

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Over 1,000 walkers made strides as they participated in the 88th Annual National Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk at the Riverwalk Saturday.

The day allowed participants to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month while promoting acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

After the 1mile walk lunch was served and inflatable's and crafts were available for the children.

Knology was a presenting sponsor for the event.

"The Buddy Walk is something we as a company look forward to all year," Art Loescher, General Manager for Knology of Montgomery said. "Knology is a National Sponsor for the Buddy Walk, but the Montgomery division was the first of Knology's markets to begin supporting the program and families affected locally."

The Buddy Walk was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society and over the past 16 years, the Buddy Walk program has grown from 17 walks to more than 300 expected in 2011 across the country and around the world.

Event organizers say the main goal was to get the word out and help many in the community.

The proceeds from this event benefited the National Down Syndrome Society.

For more information about Buddy Walk visit: www.buddywalk.org.

Copyright 2011 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.

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