Annual Buddy Walk celebrates Down syndrome awareness

Published Sep 10, 2018 at 4:00pm

UTICA — The Annual Buddy Walk, presented by Upstate Cerebral Palsy, is a one-mile Down syndrome awareness event that will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30, at Hanna Park, with registration at 10 a.m. and the walk beginning at 11 a.m.

The Buddy Walk promotes the acceptance and inclusion of all people with Down syndrome, providing an opportunity to understand, appreciate and see these individuals for who they are able, unique, gifted and diverse.

The one-mile walk begins and ends at Hanna Park in Utica and will include activities, entertainment and refreshments.

Down syndrome literature will be available and merchandise will be for sale.

Donations and pledges are accepted but are not required to walk. For additional information, call 315-927-3463 or go online to upstatecp.org.