Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome | VideoMichelle San Miguel | 9/29/2012
About 400,000 people in the United States have Down syndrome. Organizers say the walk helps bridge community support and break down misconceptions.
"I think it`s not knowing that even though you may have a diagnosis of intellectual disability, you`re able to really learn and experience life really no different than you and I," said Roxane Romanick, board president of Designer Genes.
More than 90 percent of the money raised at the walk will stay in the state- helping those with Down syndrome. The funds will also help pay for advocacy at the state and local levels.