4th Annual DS Support Buddy Walk to Promote Awareness and Acceptance of Down Syndrome
Released on = September 26, 2006, 12:33 pm
Press Release Author = DS Support, Inc.
Industry = Non Profit
Press Release Summary = 4th Annual DS Support Buddy Walk to Promote Awareness & Acceptance of Down Syndrome
Press Release Body = PRESS RELEASE: Contact: Jennifer Paganessi 815-439-8693
4th Annual DS Support Buddy Walk to Promote Awareness & Acceptance of Down Syndrome Burr Ridge IL - Individuals with Down syndrome, along with their friends and family, will walk in full force on October 8, 2006, for the DS Support Chicagoland Buddy Walk, organized by DS Support (Plainfield, IL) and the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS). The Buddy Walk celebrates October, National Down syndrome Awareness Month, and promotes the awareness and acceptance of Down syndrome.
Registration begins at 1 pm, and the walk follows at 2 pm at the Community Park in Lisle. Family festivities include games, entertainment, face painting, food, silent auction, and prizes. A $20 individual or $40 family donation is suggested.
The goal of the walk is not only to raise money, but to encourage community members to come together to facilitate acceptance, awareness and education for people with special needs.
By promoting awareness and acceptance of people with Down syndrome, DS Support hopes to break down many of the existing stereotypes about the abilities of people with this genetic condition and show that they are more like their non-disabled peers than they are different. All funds raised through the Buddy Walk will support local programs and the NDSS's education, research and advocacy efforts.
Call DS Support at 815-439-8693 for more information about participating in the Chicagoland Buddy Walk, or visit their Web site at www.dssupport.net/buddywalk.
Note: Media representatives interested in covering the event should contact Jennifer Paganessi, at 815-439-8693. Down syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality affecting more than 350,000 people in the United States. Individuals with Down syndrome possess a wide range of abilities and are active participants in the educational, occupational, social and recreational activities of the community.
Web Site = http://www.dssupport.net/buddywalk
Contact Details = DS Support Jennifer Paganessi 10052 S Bode Rd, Unit D Plainfield, IL 60585 815-439-8693 firstname.lastname@example.org