Chattanooga Down Syndrome Society Hosts Buddy Walk Sept. 28

Monday, September 16, 2013
The Chattanooga Down Syndrome Society and its supporters will host the Annual Buddy Walk on September 28. Gates open at 11 a.m. and the walk begins at noon at AT&T Field, home of the Lookouts, 201 Power Alley, Chattanooga. 

On the day of the event, walkers will hear the inspiring story of Ashley DeRamus. The Birmingham, Alabama native is a nationally-known advocate for DS and started her own clothing line to show the world that individuals with Down syndrome can accomplish anything! Two local cheerleaders with DS will then lead the hundreds of walkers on the short route near AT&T Field. Families will return to the stadium for fun activities, prizes and food. 

Walkers can register and find more information at www.chattanoogadownsyndrome.org. Contact Latricia Thomas Milburn, 615/542-4636, for more information.


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