The National Down Syndrome Society and The Upside Down Club, Abilene's Down Syndrome support group, will be holding their annual 'Buddy Walk' on Saturday, October 11th. This event will provide a great opportunity for the Down Syndrome support groups in the Abilene area to get together and for the community to show support for those living with Down syndrome.

Information

Event

  • Upside Down Club 'Buddy Walk' for Down Syndrome Awareness
  • Face painting
  • May Farm
  • Pony rides by Ren's Rides
  • Train rides
  • Inflatable slides
  • Fire truck and
  • DJ music
  • Informational booths
  • The Chick-fil-A cow will be there taking pictures

Date and Time

  • Saturday, October 11th from 9am-Noon
  • Registration begins at 9:00am
  • Walk begins at 10:00am

Location

Beltway Baptist Church, 4009 Beltway South, Abilene, Texas

Cost

FREE

More Information

Facts about Down Syndrome:

  • Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition. One in every 691 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome.
  • There are more than 400,000 people living with Down syndrome in the United States.
  • Life expectancy for people with Down syndrome has increased dramatically in recent decades - from 25 in 1983 to 60 today.People with Down syndrome attend school, work, participate in decisions that affect them, and contribute to society in many wonderful ways.
  • All people with Down syndrome experience cognitive delays, but the effect is usually mild to moderate and is not indicative of the many strengths and talents that each individual possesses.