Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Held 12th Annual Buddy Walk
National Down Syndrome Society President Honored as Grand Marshal
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) held their 12th annual Buddy Walk in Forsyth Park. The event was open to all ages and abilities; LDSS encouraged those in wheelchairs, carriages and strollers to attend.
This year’s event welcomed thousands of participants raising awareness and support local programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families. The president and CEO of the National Down Syndrome Society, Sara Hart Weir, made a special visit to Savannah for the event and served as the Grand Marshal.
Immediately following the walk, there was a family-fun festival with activities such as face painting, pumpkin painting, princess and pirate booths, bounce houses, games, music and refreshments.
“October is National Down Syndrome Awareness month,” said Candy Bogardus, President of LDSS. “Each year we celebrate by promoting acceptance and inclusion. Our mission with this walk is to positively influence local and national policies and practices towards people with Down syndrome.”
Proceeds from Savannah’s Buddy Walk help sponsor LDSS events such as the Night of Champions, Camp Buddy and many other services.
For more information, contact John or Candy Bogardus at 912-728-8505, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ldssga.org.
MORE ABOUT THE LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a family support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership, outreach, education, and advocacy to champion and celebrate acceptance and inclusion. Meetings are held every 4th Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact with one another. LDSS encourages people to bring their children. LDSS is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org/