They are inviting everyone to come out and learn about the group at the first every Middleburg Buddy Walk. The event will be held this Saturday, September 15 beginning at 1.p.m at Midd-West High School .
The Middleburg Buddy Walk will feature a bounce house, face painting, DJ, & fundraiser sales of t-shirts, bracelets, and magnets. Participants will also enjoy a Chinese featuring gift cards, crafts, and gift baskets.
More than 125 people are expected to attend the event. This walk is one of over 250 Walks that will be held across the country this fall
The Buddy Walk was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. Today, the Buddy Walk program is supported nationally by NDSS and organized at the local level by parent support groups, schools and other organizations and individuals
The Buddy Walk is supported by the return of some great celebrities who lend their talent to the program by appearing in the national public service announcement. TV Hosts Nancy O'Dell and Meredith Vieira, and Actors John C. McGinley and Chris Burke, among others are lending their support.
"It's very important to raise awareness and make a difference for people with Down syndrome by participating in a Buddy Walk. The focus is not on our disabilities, but on our abilities that count," said Actor and NDSS Goodwill Ambassador Chris Burke. "At the Buddy Walk, we all walk together."
The National Buddy Walk Program welcomes participants of all ages and abilities. The goals of the program are to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and to positively influence local and national policy and practice.
To learn more http://www.dsssv.com
To learn more, visit http://www.buddy walk.org